Monthly Archives: July 2013

MP of the Month: Sir George Cayley, ‘the man who discovered flight’

In 1909 the pioneering aviator Wilbur Wright paid tribute to an Englishman who had a century earlier ‘carried the science of flight to a point which it had never reached before and which it scarcely reached again during the last … Continue reading

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A year of the Victorian Commons

This month marks the one year anniversary of the Victorian Commons blog. To celebrate this milestone, and the 10,000 hits the blog has received, we look back over our first year of blogging. From the outset, one of our aims … Continue reading

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MPs at the crease: a Victorian Commons First Eleven

Cricket fever is about to sweep the nation. Today (10 July) sees the start of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia, a celebrated and fiercely contested rivalry that dates back to 1882. Historically, cricketing terminology, with its allusions … Continue reading

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