Monthly Archives: October 2020

‘Highly respected in Parliamentary circles’: Thomas Greene (1794-1872)

Our MP of the Month Thomas Greene (1794-1872) represented his Lancaster constituency for more than three decades. As a well-respected back bench MP, he made an important contribution to parliamentary business behind the scenes, and served as chairman of ways … Continue reading

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Lord Ronald Gower (1845-1916): the social life of a queer MP at the time of the Second Reform Act

In the second of his blog series on Lord Ronald Gower (1845-1916), Dr Martin Spychal explores Gower’s London social life during his first year in Parliament, including a brief summer romance with the son of the commissioner of the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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