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Maughan Library,
King’s College London,
Chancery Lane,
London, WC2A 1LR


The Maughan Library collection covers all aspects of British history including political, diplomatic, constitutional, social and economic history; political theory; colonial, imperial and Commonwealth history; European history; American and Latin American history; military and naval history, church history and Greek and Byzantine history. 

A unique, internationally significant and continually expanding range of archival and printed sources are held by the College Archives, theLiddell Hart Centre for Military Archives and the Foyle Special Collections Library.

Collection strengths

Greek and Byzantine history; Portuguese history (including former Portuguese possessions); Latin American history; colonial, imperial and Commonwealth history; early American history (up to 1776); military and naval history; church history.

In recent years we have acquired the historical library of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Canning House Library’s collection of Hispanic and Lusaphone material.

16th-17th Century
18th-19th Century
20th Century
21st Century
Administrative history
Ancient history
Art and Architecture
Byzantine history
Cultural history
Demography and Ethnicity
Digital history
Ecclesiastical and Religious history
Economic history
Environmental history
Gender history
Historical geography
Historiography (inc Philosophy of history)
Holocaust and Genocide
Imperial and Colonial
Intellectual history
International history
Legal history
Local and Regional history
Military/Naval history
Oral history
Palaeography and Diplomatic
Political history
Science and Technology
Social history
Urban history
Asia and Middle East
Australasia and Pacific
Britain and Ireland
Latin America and West Indies
Middle East
North America