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“The Greatest Appearance of Company ever seen”: Parliament, politics and horse-racing in the early 18th century

With Parliament in recess and ‘Glorious Goodwood’ in full swing, Dr Robin Eagles, Editor of the House of Lords 1715-90 section, considers the importance of racing in Georgian society as an opportunity for political display… In the late summer of … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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