Parliaments, politics and people seminar: Gary Rivett, Information regimes and governance in the English Revolution: Parliament and the case of the Committee for Plundered Ministers

At the last ‘Parliaments, Politics and People’ Seminar of the academic year, Dr Gary Rivett (York St John University) spoke on ‘Information regimes and governance in the English Revolution: Parliament and the case of the Committee for Plundered Ministers.’ Here he gives us an overview of his paper… Established towards the end of 1642 and increasingly formalised as a parliamentary body in early 1643, the … Continue reading Parliaments, politics and people seminar: Gary Rivett, Information regimes and governance in the English Revolution: Parliament and the case of the Committee for Plundered Ministers

House of Lords 1660-1715… and bowls

Next month the History of Parliament will publish our first set of volumes focussing on the House of Lords. Covering the period 1660-1715, this five-volume work is now available for pre-order at Cambridge University Press, at a special pre-publication price. This month we’re publishing a series of blogposts inspired by research from the volumes. In the fourth of this series, Dr Stuart Handley explores more … Continue reading House of Lords 1660-1715… and bowls

House of Lords 1660-1715… for Father’s Day

Next month the History of Parliament will publish our first set of volumes focussing on the House of Lords. Covering the period 1660-1715, this five-volume work is now available for pre-order at Cambridge University Press, at a special pre-publication price. This month we’re publishing a series of blogposts inspired by research from the volumes. In the third of this series, and in advance of father’s … Continue reading House of Lords 1660-1715… for Father’s Day

History of Parliament’s Education Competitions: 2015-16

As many of you will know, every year the History of Parliament Trust organises competitions for schoolchildren on aspects of parliamentary history. We recently invited our 2015 A Level competition winner, Josh Travers of St Ambrose College, Altrincham, to Westminster to receive his prize. John was with an essay on ‘Bill and Ben the battling statesmen: Gladstone vs. Disraeli’. The competition judges felt that this … Continue reading History of Parliament’s Education Competitions: 2015-16

House of Lords 1660-1715…duelling

Next month the History of Parliament will publish our first set of volumes focussing on the House of Lords. Covering the period 1660-1715, this five-volume work is now available for pre-order at Cambridge University Press, at a special pre-publication price. This month we’re publishing a series of blogposts inspired by research from the volumes. In the second of this series, Dr Robin Eagles discusses a … Continue reading House of Lords 1660-1715…duelling

Writing Parliamentary Biography, the Commons 1640-1660. Part 4: Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), the Parliament making, Parliament breaking MP

In the final of his four-part series, Dr Stephen Roberts, editor of the Commons 1640-60 section, discusses parliament’s most famous figure… John Pym, the subject of the last blog, was exceptional in his elusiveness despite his workaholism, his devotion to the Commons and his constant presence there. These qualities have made him a difficult subject for biographers, and only one conventional biography (as opposed to … Continue reading Writing Parliamentary Biography, the Commons 1640-1660. Part 4: Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), the Parliament making, Parliament breaking MP

House of Lords 1660-1715… and horseracing

Exciting times at the History of Parliament, as next month we will publish our first set of volumes focussing on the House of Lords. Covering the period 1660-1715, this five-volume work is now available for pre-order at Cambridge University Press, at a special pre-publication price. Over the next month we’ll publish a series of blogposts inspired by research from the volumes. First up, and ready … Continue reading House of Lords 1660-1715… and horseracing