Transactions of the RHS

The RHS has published its annual Transactions of the Royal Historical Society since 1872. Members and Fellows each receive a bound copy annually.

Until 2020, Transactions published articles based on lectures and papers delivered at RHS-sponsored meetings by senior and early career scholars alike.

From 2021 we invite high-quality submissions from all Fellows and Members of the RHS. Professor Andrew Spicer, RHS Literary Director, explains the change to Transactions in this blog post from February 2021. For enquiries regarding submissions to Transactions please email:

Now published for the RHS by Cambridge University Press, the entire collection of Transactions from 1872 to the present is available on Cambridge Journals Online. The back list is also available on JSTOR with a five year moving wall.

In 2018, as part of our 150th anniversary, Cambridge University Press made a special collection of articles from the Transactions archives freely available online.

Reprint Permissions

  • For permission to reproduce copyrighted material from pre-1993 volumes of Transactions please contact the RHS Office:
  • For permission to reproduce material from post-1993 volumes and all digital permissions please contact the Rights Department at Cambridge University Press.
  • Authors of papers in Transactions wishing to reproduce their own work in subsequent volumes should also email Cambridge University Press.

Transactions volumes

TRHS Sixth Series (1991-present)

TRHS Fifth Series (1951 – 1990)

TRHS Fourth Series (1918 – 1950)

TRHS Third Series (1907 – 1917)

TRHS Second (New) Series (1884-1906)

TRHS First (Old) Series (1877-1882)