Pubs, Publicans and Parliament in the later Middle Ages

Dr Hannes Kleineke, editor of our Commons 1461-1504 project, is one of many people celebrating parliament’s decision to allow the re-opening of pubs, bars and watering holes in England from today. But in our latest blog he looks back to the later middle ages, when parliament’s influence on pubs and publicans was a common aspect of the industry… For many of us, one of the … Continue reading Pubs, Publicans and Parliament in the later Middle Ages

Sex, (almost) in the city: Southwark – a constituency of contrasts

Continuing our collaborative local history blog series, this month we are exploring the constituency of Southwark. In the first of two blogs, today Dr Hannes Kleineke, editor of our Commons 1461-1504 project, discusses the diverse nature of the constituency’s medieval residents. In the present day, Borough Market, served by Borough Station on the London Underground’s Northern Line, is a much loved destination for the food … Continue reading Sex, (almost) in the city: Southwark – a constituency of contrasts

The true Queen of the West

May marks Local & Community History Month and kick-starts a new Local History blog series at the History of Parliament. Each month our researchers will explore the history of a constituency or an area across our different projects, and this week Dr Hannes Kleineke, editor of the Commons 1461-1504 section, introduces the medieval constituency of Exeter. Keep an eye on our blog as other projects … Continue reading The true Queen of the West

Parliaments, Politics and People seminar: Robin McCallum, English Towns & Parliamentary Representation, 1295-1350

At our last ‘Parliaments, Politics and People’ seminar Robin McCullum, of Queen’s University Belfast, gave a paper on ‘English Towns & Parliamentary Representation, 1295-1350’. Here Robin reports back on his paper… The overarching aim of this paper was to explore how Bristol and Norwich exploited their growing participation at parliament to forge a new relationship with the English crown between 1295 and 1350. This was … Continue reading Parliaments, Politics and People seminar: Robin McCallum, English Towns & Parliamentary Representation, 1295-1350