Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Scottish dimension (2)

Following on from the first blog in this series in January, this post focuses on the distinctive nature of the Scottish representative system before and after the 1832 Scottish Reform Act. Both the franchise (who had the right to vote) … Continue reading

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MP of the Month: Sir Robert Heron (1765-1854)

For historians of the Victorian House of Commons, there is perhaps no richer source for throwing light on the political personalities of the day than the journals and diaries of nineteenth-century Members of Parliament. Although Sir Robert Heron (1765-1854), who … Continue reading

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MPs at the Old Bailey

The Victorian Commons would like to wish the Old Bailey Online a happy tenth anniversary! We’re joining fellow bloggers by contributing this post to this weekend’s celebratory blogging event. Our History of Parliament colleague, Ruth Paley, has also written a … Continue reading

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Wm. Roger Louis Prize awarded to Dr. James Owen

The Victorian Commons is delighted to announce that Dr. James Owen, a Research Fellow on the 1832-1868 project, has been jointly awarded the Wm. Roger Louis Prize for 2013. This prize is awarded for the best paper given at the … Continue reading

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Researching Victorian MPs online: dictionaries of national biography

In the past five years or so there has been an explosion in the number of historical resources available online, whose content can be searched with just one click of a mouse. In researching MPs who sat in the Commons … Continue reading

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