UK Politics
27 May 2010
In 1892, Anthony Hope (Hawkins), author of The Prisoner of Zenda, failed to be elected as a Liberal for South Bucks....
UK Politics
25 May 2010
C B Fry was the most famous sportsman of his day, holding the world long-jump record and an FA Cup final loser's medal...
12 May 2010
Colonel Thomas W Chester Master might have hoped for a resumption of his interrupted parliamentary career after he...
Politics
04 May 2010
Although many candidates were in favour of women's suffrage in the run-up to the First World War, relatively few stood...
UK Politics
29 April 2010
In 1977, someone in the Conservative Party thought it would be a good idea to publish a collection of recipes from Tory...
UK Politics
22 April 2010
Robert Maxwell sat as an MP in both the Irish (for Lisburn 1743-59) and English (Taunton 1754-68) parliaments,...
UK Politics
15 April 2010
William Ewart Gladstone was elected to parliament for the first time at Newark (as a Tory) in 1832. He was an MP for 61...
UK Politics
01 April 2010
Richard Brinsley Sheridan is celebrated for his plays The Rivals and The School for Scandal, but he had a long and...
25 March 2010
Humphrey Gilbert proposed his own scheme to prove the existence of the North-West Passage and embarked on several...
UK Politics
11 March 2010
The late Michael Foot was believed to have been the last surviving pre-Second World War general election candidate,...
04 March 2010
W B Yeats was elected to the Irish Senate in 1922 and again in 1925. The Second World War poet John Pudney ("For...
Lifestyle
25 February 2010
Geoffrey Chaucer was elected a knight of the shire for Kent in 1386 before falling out of favour. The Cavalier poets...
UK Politics
11 February 2010
Taunton has had some prestigious MPs. Thomas Cromwell and Francis Bacon represented the constituency in the 16th...
Politics
04 February 2010
Victor Grayson is always the first name mentioned in Colne Valley, elected in a 1907 by-election as an Independent...
UK Politics
28 January 2010
Marmaduke Constable MP fought at Flodden Field in 1513 and was a knight of the shire for Yorkshire, then for...

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