The History of Parliament is a major academic project to create a scholarly reference work describing the members, constituencies and activities of the Parliament of England and the United Kingdom. The published volumes, to date, contains around 24,000 biographical articles on MPs from 1386 to 1832, and well over 2,000 articles on constituency politics and elections over the same period, as well as our introductory surveys which analyse and introduce this information. All of this material, save the most recently published volumes (1604-29) is available online at the History of Parliament online website.

Based in Bloomsbury, London, the History’s academics are currently researching both the House of Commons and the House of Lords in the medieval, early modern and Victorian periods. More information can be found on our website.

You can also follow the research of our 1832-68 project at their Victorian Commons blog, and our Director’s blog.

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  1. Hello, I’m French, and I just finish a book on one of your MP- Christopher Potter (1751-1817).
    I put some information on Wikipedia (only in French for the moment). If you need more information about this fascinating man, I would be please to provide it.

    1. Hello Patrice Valfre. I purchased your book on C. Potter to help in my search of Papillon porcelain. I have in my possession a piece which I believe is identical to that found on p.318.
      I would appreciate very much the opportunity to coorespond with you about the piece I have and your thoughts and on its authenticity. It has a label that claims to have placed it in the posession of Marie Antoinette via M.Thierry. There are also several pieces with same labels and in exact pattern in a british museum.
      My contact info is as follows:
      Carl Palasota

  2. Hi there! Thanks for your message. We do have a biography of Potter (www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/potter-christopher-1817) but it’s one of our early ones so may be a little out of date! We’re not working on the period at the moment but we are, in the future, hoping to be able to add corrections/more info on our website next to the original text, so if there’s anything you think we should add please do let us know (via website@histparl.ac.uk) – we’d be very grateful. Thanks again and good luck with the book!

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