UK Politics
25 November 2010
Spencer Leigh Hughes made his name with his "Sub Rosa" column, which appeared in the Morning Leader newspaper...
Politics
11 November 2010
At the 1918 election, several candidates recorded their military medals, including two holders of the Victoria Cross....
Politics
11 November 2010
Lyon Playfair (MP for the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews from 1868-85 and Leeds South from 1885-92) was...
Politics
28 October 2010
The official results from 1918 list few candidates from the lower ranks. The only corporal was J Hayes, who stood for...
UK Politics
21 October 2010
In the 1918 election more than 1,500 candidates stood, with and without a letter of endorsement (the "coupon...
UK Politics
07 October 2010
William (W J) Brown was elected independent MP for Rugby during the Second World War, and held his seat in 1945.Brown...
Politics
30 September 2010
In 1841 Joseph Holdsworth was elected as Liberal MP for the constituency, capturing the seat from the Tories....
Politics
16 September 2010
Vernon Bartlett was three years away from his independent triumph at the 1938 Bridgwater by-election when he wrote his...
Politics
09 September 2010
In 1934, Methuen published the books series If I Were Dictator, offering well-known figures of the day the chance to...
Politics
02 September 2010
The Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell's name change to Haddock in 2002 (in honour of National Seafood Week) was short-lived,...
UK Politics
26 August 2010
The last time the Conservatives won Carlisle from Labour in a general election before this May was in 1955. The winning...
Politics
19 August 2010
Carlisle staged a parliament before it returned members to one. The reason was its proximity to the disputed...
UK Politics
16 August 2010
R C Wallhead (Merthyr, 1922-34) and James Clunie (Dunfermline Burghs, 1950-59) both started their careers as house...
UK Politics
09 August 2010
Jasper Parrott was the MP for Totnes (1832-39), and William Wilberforce Bird (a cousin of the better-known W W) served...
Politics
29 July 2010
R H (Richard Henry) Tawney wrote his most important work, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, in 1926 after he had...

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