Tag Archives: Civil Wars

Crucible of revolution: Parliament, Putney, and the politics of settlement in the Autumn of 1647

Ahead of tonight’s special edition of our IHR Parliaments, Politics and People Seminar in aid of UK Parliament Week (‘One person, multiple votes: university constituencies and the electoral system, 1868-1950’) we hear from Dr Sean Kelsey of the University of Buckingham who summarises … Continue reading

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Parliament, Politics and People: The politics of impressment, 1639-41: a Gloucestershire microhistory

Today’s blog is a summary from Sonia Tycko, PhD. candidate from Harvard University about the paper that she presented, as part of the Parliaments, Politics and People seminar series at the Institute of Historical Research,’The politics of impressment, 1639-41: a Gloucestershire … Continue reading

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Art, power and money: the sale of Charles I’s art collection

On Tuesday of this week – 30th January – we observed the anniversary of the regicide, the execution of Charles I. This is not the only reason Charles I has been in the spotlight recently, Dr Vivienne Larminie, Assistant Editor … Continue reading

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Unlikely Parliamentarians 5: Civil War religious radical

This week is Parliament Week, a programme of events and activities that connects people across the UK with Parliament and democracy. To mark it, every day this week we are publishing a blog on ‘unlikely parliamentarians’  – the men and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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An Early Welsh Manifesto

To celebrate St David’s Day tomorrow, Dr Stephen Roberts, the editor of our Commons 1640-1660 section, discusses a text used in the Civil War to try and win over the primarily royalist-supporting Wales to the Presbyterian cause in Parliament… Unique among … Continue reading

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