Monthly Archives: October 2013

MP of the month: George Henry Seymour, Captain of the Royal Yacht

As today marks the 208th anniversary of Lord Horatio Nelson’s naval victory at Trafalgar, we have chosen a parliamentarian with a notable naval career as our MP of the Month. George Henry Seymour (1818-69), MP for County Antrim, 1865-9, was the scion of … Continue reading

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Constituencies recently added to our preview site

The 1832-68 House of Commons project includes studies of every constituency – more than 400 – in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Since beginning our research in 2009, we have completed over 100 constituency articles. Around 4,000 to 6,000 words … Continue reading

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Parliamentarians and poetry: National Poetry Day 2013

On last year’s National Poetry Day our blog featured some celebratory verse from Harry Stephen Thompson, the newly elected Liberal MP for Whitby in 1859. ‘This is the Member for Whitby’, a pastiche of the nursery rhyme ‘The house that … Continue reading

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