Monthly Archives: January 2014

MP of the Month: Sir Robert Juckes Clifton

Next to the Wilford toll bridge, on the Trent embankment near Nottingham, stands a statue of Sir Robert Juckes Clifton (1826-1869). The life-size sandstone statue, which was once described by the Strand magazine as having ‘the worst sculptured trousers in the kingdom’, … Continue reading

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Live long and prosper: longevity among nineteenth-century MPs

As we continue our research on the 2,589 MPs who were elected to Parliament between 1832 and 1868, we are assembling a fascinating range of statistics. Some of the most interesting we have come across recently relate to the longevity … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the Victorian Commons for 2014!

We would like to wish all the readers of the Victorian Commons blog a very Happy New Year for 2014! Before we embark on our next year of blogging, we wanted to share some of our highlights of 2013. Our … Continue reading

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