UK Politics
04 October 2012
Hansard shows Magna Carta has often been cited in parliamentary debate. In 1930, during discussions about the...
27 September 2012
The Plebs’ League was set up in 1908 as a Marxist-influenced group unhappy with the teaching at Ruskin College....
20 September 2012
In May 1874, an election petition was heard concerning the recent election at Launceston, Cornwall. In 1872, James...
Politics
05 September 2012
Philip Dormer Stanhope served as the Whig MP for the constituencies of St Germans (1715-22) and Lostwithiel (1722-24)...
Politics
15 August 2012
Saki (H H Munro) is best known for his short stories, but in 1900- 1901 he wrote a series of political sketches for the...
Cultural Capital
14 June 2012
Terrence Rattigan had a close association with the New Statesman, most strongly just after the Second World War when...
UK Politics
02 May 2012
Henry “Inky” Stephens was the son of the founder of the Stephens Ink company and assured its success when...
Culture
04 April 2012
  George Wyndham was Tory MP for Dover (1889-1913) and former private secretary to Arthur Balfour. In 1898, he...
12 March 2012
James Pitman, grandson of Isaac Pitman - inventor of the most famous system of shorthand - was Tory MP for Bath (1945-...
01 March 2012
John Miller went into the law before deciding to train as a land surveyor and civil engineer instead, partnering Thomas...
20 February 2012
In his Rural Rides, William Cobbett, later MP for Oldham (1832-5) called East Grinstead "a rotten borough and a...
30 December 2011
Fitzroy Maclean served as Tory MP for Lancaster from 1941-59, having discovered he could escape from the Foreign Office...
UK Politics
26 September 2011
Wolverhampton formed part of the Staffordshire constituency before the Great Reform Act 1832 gave the town its own seat...
UK Politics
21 September 2011
Commander Stephen King-Hall fought at the Battle of Jutland in the First World War and left the navy to write full time...
15 August 2011
In 1806, Caesar Colclough was elected as one of the MPs for Wexford County, despite being a prisoner of war in France...

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