|Jurisdiction||Parliament of England|
Kingdom of England
|Parent Department||HM Government|
The State Department was the government department of the Kingdom of England responsible for the control and direction of home and foreign affairs. It was controlled and directed by the Secretary of State of England from 1230 to 1660.
The State Department was controlled and directed by the Secretary of State of England, previously known as the Principal Secretary of State or the Kings Secretary, The department was responsible for both home and foreign affairs until 1660 when it was abolished and its responsibilities were then diveded between two new departments of state the Northern Department and Southern Department.