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...
UK Politics
09 June 2011
Subtitled Essays of Hate from Oxford, this 1935 volume was edited by Richard Comyns Carr, son of the Liberal MP Arthur...
UK Politics
12 May 2011
Birmingham City FC started life as Small Heath/Small Heath Alliance and played at a ground in Coventry Road. Latterly,...
Politics
31 March 2011
Newmarket was a separate constituency only from 1885-1918, but its MPs were an interesting bunch. The first was the...
UK Politics
17 March 2011
Louth was an Irish constituency in the UK parliament from 1801 to 1922 (split into North and South from 1885 to 1918)....
UK Politics
17 March 2011
On 22 March, there will be a by-election in the Lords caused by the death of the Labour peer Lord Strabolgi. Strabolgi...
UK Politics
03 March 2011
The constituency of Reigate lost two MPs to the oceans. In 1808 Viscount Royston "was lost on board the Agatha,...
03 March 2011
Charles Royle was briefly (1923-24) Liberal MP for Stockport, winning one of the two seats by edging out the National...
UK Politics
24 February 2011
John Lewis was never quite elected as MP for Radnor. In 1768 an election petition saw his opponent Edward Lewis sent to...
Lifestyle
17 February 2011
William Brownrigg stood in Penrith and the Border in 1951 and 1955, polling 158 and 368 votes respectively. Although...
UK Politics
03 February 2011
The 3rd Earl of Bute, prime minister from May 1762 to April 1763, was the first Tory to hold the office, the first Scot...
Politics
06 January 2011
John Hotham, MP for Beverley (1625-43), had the dubious civil war distinction of being a traitor to both the king and...
UK Politics
02 December 2010
E D Morel's work as a shipping clerk in Liverpool led him (in books such as Red Rubber) to expose conditions in Congo,...

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