Legislating for the United Kingdom’s four nations in the age of reform, 1830-1852

Ahead of tonight’s Parliaments, Politics and People seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, we hear from James Smith, a doctoral candidate at the University of York. He spoke at our previous session on 5 February about his research into a four nations history of Westminster. In 2003, Joanna Innes published her ground-breaking Neale lecture, ‘Legislating for the three kingdoms: how the Westminster parliament legislated for England, … Continue reading Legislating for the United Kingdom’s four nations in the age of reform, 1830-1852

Parliament, Politics and People Seminar: James Ford, ‘United under one roof, though separated by different arches and mouldings, Representing the Union in the Central Lobby mosaics’

At our latest ‘Parliaments, Politics and People’ Seminar, James Ford (University of Nottingham) spoke on ‘‘United under one roof, though separated by different arches and mouldings’: representing the Union in the Central Lobby mosaics, 1847-1924.’ Here he discusses his paper… In Michael Cokerell’s 2015 documentary Inside the Commons the late Charles Kennedy MP repeated an anecdote that explains the placement of mosaics of saints George, Andrew, … Continue reading Parliament, Politics and People Seminar: James Ford, ‘United under one roof, though separated by different arches and mouldings, Representing the Union in the Central Lobby mosaics’