Monthly Archives: January 2015

‘So tall, so handsome!’: William Henry Hyett, MP, athlete, philanthropist, teacher and poet

As the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo approaches, one is reminded of the significant number of MPs who participated in that famous feat of arms. Although our MP of the month, William Henry Hyett (1795-1877), had only a tangential … Continue reading

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Victorian Political Memorabilia

One of the many eye-openers of this project has been the sheer amount of political memorabilia produced by the Victorians. British politics has of course always been associated with satirical prints and various forms of commemorative art. However, the volume … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the Victorian Commons for 2015

The Victorian Commons would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Before we resume blogging for 2015, we’d like to highlight some posts you may have missed in 2014. One of our most popular blogs from 2014 featured MPs … Continue reading

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