Monthly Archives: November 2013

MP of the month: William Coningham

One of the most striking features of researching Victorian MPs is the extraordinary range of abilities and interests they often possessed beyond the Commons chamber. Previous blogs have highlighted well known figures like William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of … Continue reading

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Parliament Week 2013: Women in Democracy

To mark Parliament Week 2013, the theme of which is ‘Women in Democracy’, we would like to share some of our recent research highlighting the varied nature of female participation in British political life during the nineteenth century, despite the … Continue reading

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A cautionary tale for the fifth of November

As we remember the Gunpowder Plot, we would like to share the intriguing but cautionary tale of a Victorian MP who inadvertently contrived a scene similar to that in which Guido Fawkes found himself in 1605, but tragically succeeded where Fawkes had … Continue reading

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