Tag Archives: Parliament

Review of the Year 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time for our annual review of all that has happened at the History of Parliament in another busy year! Our sections have been busy researching, revising and in some cases preparing for publication, … Continue reading

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The History of Parliament’s Annual Lecture 2014: Professor Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch

On 5th November our annual lecture was delivered in Portcullis House by Professor Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch. Professor MacCulloch has published widely on the Reformation, including a recent biography of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and Reformation: Europe’s House Divided, not to mention … Continue reading

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Union with Scotland – Cromwellian Style

Today’s post is the next in our series looking at Anglo-Scottish relations in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum. Our own Dr Patrick Little Senior Research Fellow on the Commons 1640-1660 Section, discusses attempts at union during the Protectorate… … Continue reading

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Nancy Astor: the first female MP in the House of Commons

Dr Kathryn Rix, Assistant Editor of the Victorian Commons, discusses the political career of the first female MP to sit in Parliament, Nancy Astor… Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), who occupies a significant … Continue reading

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Struggling to get to work…in the 15th century

We hope that our fellow Londoners’ journeys tonight are not too difficult during this week’s tube strikes. Dr Hannes Kleineke, Senior Research Fellow on the 1422-1504 section, discusses the lengths medieval parliamentarians had to go to if they wanted to … Continue reading

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Remembering Culloden

On 16 April 1746, the battle of Culloden brought to a close the last serious attempt to restore the exiled Stuart dynasty to the British throne. Here, Dr Robin Eagles discusses the parliamentarians on both sides of this decisive contest… … Continue reading

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MPs in the Crimean War, 1853-56

With the help of research undertaken by the Victorian Commons, today’s blog takes a look at MPs who fought during the Crimean War… The current crisis in Crimea has left some asking whether Russia’s intervention in the peninsula will lead … Continue reading

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