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Writing Parliamentary Biography. The Commons 1640-1660. Part 2: Sir Simonds D’Ewes (1602-50), the self-fashioning MP

In the second of a four-part series, Dr Stephen Roberts, editor of the Commons 1640-60 section, discusses the problems associated with judging the life of a prolific diarist… Simonds D’Ewes was born into a family recently settled in Suffolk but … Continue reading

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Publication of Proceedings in Parliament 1624: The House of Commons

Today, on the anniversary of its opening 391 years ago, the History of Parliament is proud to announce the initial release of material from its on-going project on the 1624 Parliament. Hosted by British History Online, Proceedings in Parliament 1624: … Continue reading

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Parliaments, Politics and People Seminar: Philip Baker, ‘But private notes for my owne memory’? Parliamentary diaries in seventeenth-century England

Philip Baker writes about his ‘Parliaments, politics and people’ seminar paper last week, ‘‘But private notes for my owne memory’? Parliamentary diaries in seventeenth-century England.’ In an age before the open reporting of parliamentary proceedings, when even the official journals … Continue reading

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