Politics
16 January 2014
Bournemouth was created as a constituency in 1918. The first MP was Henry Page Croft, founder of the imperialist...
Politics
09 January 2014
Unlike their counterparts, none of the Labour MPs in the Liberal yearbooks listed membership of any clubs. William...
Politics
19 December 2013
Some Liberal MPs of 1909 were more adventurous than others. Charles Nicholson, MP for Doncaster, was the only...
Politics
12 December 2013
The Liberal yearbook for 1909 records that many MPs of that party were members of the Eighty Club. This was not a...
Politics
27 November 2013
The list of MPs’ clubs in the 1915 Liberal yearbook contains some obscurities. Henry Norman, MP for Blackburn (...
Politics
20 November 2013
George Bingham, the fifth earl of Lucan, served in the rifle brigade before moving into politics, winning the 1904...
Politics
14 November 2013
The constituency of Osgoldcross was created when the Eastern West Riding of Yorkshire seat was broken up in 1885. In...
UK Politics
07 November 2013
William Charlton Heaton-Armstrong was the Liberal MP for Sudbury (1906-10), having fought Mid-Tipperary in 1892 as a...
Politics
31 October 2013
Colonel C G Tottenham fought the seat of Wicklow East as a Tory in 1885, losing to the Nationalist William Corbet....
Politics
24 October 2013
In June 1625 Charles I called his first parliament, which met in London and Oxford and, lasting less than five weeks...
UK Politics
17 October 2013
Sir Christopher Wren, who rebuilt London after the great fire of 1666, was briefly MP for Weymouth (1702) and,...
Politics
10 October 2013
Apart from Geoffrey Chaucer, elected as the MP for Kent in 1386 (whose own son Thomas sat for Oxfordshire on and off...
UK Politics
03 October 2013
The constituency has switched between the Liberals and the Conservatives since its modern revival in 1832....
UK Politics
26 September 2013
In 1903 the British army advanced against the Emir of Kano and the Sultan of Sokoto (in what is now Nigeria), as they...
Politics
19 September 2013
All but one of Australia’s first 20 prime ministers have federal electoral divisions named after them. The...

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