From the Victorian Commons to the Victorian Lords

This week our assistant editor Kathryn Rix turns her attention from the House of Commons to the House of Lords, with a contribution to the Guest Historians section of the Number 10 Downing Street website. Her article looks at Prime Ministers who sat in the House of Lords, focusing in particular on the nineteenth century. Surprisingly, given the common perception of this period as an age of advancing democracy, more peers than commoners served as Prime Minister between 1800 and 1900. Find out more in her article, which can be accessed here.

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