Tag Archives: WWI

Parliament & World War I

In partnership with the Parliamentary Archives alongside their current exhibition on Parliament and the First World War, we recently held events in Parliament exploring the institution during the war years… The Parliamentary Archives exhibition on Parliament and the First World … Continue reading

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Votes for Women and the Speaker’s Conference on Electoral Reform 1916-17

January 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Speaker’s Conference on Electoral Reform 1916-17, which first sat in October 1916 and reported on 27 January 1917.  Dr Mari Takayanagi, Joint Project Manager for the Vote 100 Exhibition Project, discusses the … Continue reading

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MPs in World War I: Charles William Reginald Duncombe, 2nd Earl of Feversham (1879-1916)

Yesterday we marked the death of Hon. Guy Victor Baring, who died on 15 September 1916. Another former occupant of the Conservative benches in the Commons was killed in action on the same day, as Dr. Kathryn Rix records… Of the … Continue reading

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‘Died not for flag, nor King, nor Emperor’: Thomas Michael Kettle (1880-1916)

Continuing our series of short biographies of the MPs who sadly lost their lives fighting in the First World War, today Dr Kathryn Rix of the Victorian Commons, discusses the second MP to die at the Somme, Thomas Kettle… Five … Continue reading

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David Lloyd George and Herbert Asquith: Liberals at war

Inspired by the political upheaval in many of our political parties after the Brexit vote, we’ve been looking this summer at some historic party splits. In today’s blog we move into the 20th century, and the personal and political rivalry … Continue reading

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‘One of the best’: Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart (1883-1915)

Sadly the anniversaries of MPs’ deaths in the First World War are coming at very regular intervals currently – today marks the 100th anniversary of the sixth MP who died in the fighting. Continuing our series of short biographies of … Continue reading

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‘In a dirty ditch somewhere in France’: the Hon. Thomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes (1880-1915)

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the fifth MP who died fighting in the First World War, and the second this month. Continuing our series of short biographies of these men, Dr Kathryn Rix, of the Victorian Commons, discusses the life … Continue reading

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