Author Archives: Kathryn Rix

Parliaments, Politics & People Seminar: Kathryn Rix, The professionalisation of electoral politics: the Liberal and Conservative party agents, 1880-1910

At our last ‘Parliaments, Politics & People’ seminar, Dr. Kathryn Rix, assistant editor of our Victorian Commons project, spoke on ‘The professionalisation of electoral politics: the Liberal and Conservative party agents, 1880-1910’. The professional party agents are the subject of … Continue reading

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MPs in World War I: Charles William Reginald Duncombe, 2nd Earl of Feversham (1879-1916)

Yesterday we marked the death of Hon. Guy Victor Baring, who died on 15 September 1916. Another former occupant of the Conservative benches in the Commons was killed in action on the same day, as Dr. Kathryn Rix records… Of the … Continue reading

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MPs in World War I: Michael Hugh Hicks-Beach, Viscount Quenington (1877-1916)

Michael Hugh Hicks-Beach had served as Tewkesbury’s Conservative MP for just over a decade when he was killed in action in Egypt on 23 April 1916. He shared his first name with his father, Michael Edward Hicks-Beach (first Earl St … Continue reading

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Parliaments, Politics and People seminar: Alex Middleton, ‘The idea of Whiggism in mid-Victorian politics’

In an excellent conclusion to this term’s seminar programme, Dr. Alex Middleton of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, discussed Whiggism in nineteenth century British politics. He blogs for us about his paper… This paper examined how the mid-Victorians understood Whiggism and … Continue reading

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Job opportunity: research assistant/research fellow, House of Commons 1832-1945 project

The History of Parliament has a vacancy for a research assistant / research fellow on its 1832-1945 House of Commons project. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or be close to completing one) in a relevant area of history … Continue reading

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Parliaments, Politics and People seminar: Harshan Kumarasingham on ‘The quest for “Eastminster”: the British parliamentary system and the foundation of independent south Asia’

Dr Kathryn Rix of the Victorian Commons reports back from our latest ‘Parliaments, Politics and People’ seminar… The ‘Parliaments, Politics and People’ seminar recently moved beyond the British Isles and indeed beyond Europe with a paper from Dr. Harshan Kumarasingham, … Continue reading

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Parliaments, Politics and People seminar: Naomi Lloyd-Jones on ‘Deconstructing Westminster: towards a four nations history of the Irish Home Rule crisis, c.1886-93’

Naomi Lloyd-Jones of King’s College, London writes a guest post about her recent paper given to the ‘Parliaments, politics and people’ seminar. I spoke at the opening seminar of the summer term on ‘Deconstructing Westminster: towards a four nations history … Continue reading

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