Category Archives: Resources

Accessing Hansard online: a research guide

This post aims to expand on the information provided on our Resources page about accessing parliamentary debates online using Hansard. In 1812 the printer and publisher Thomas Curson Hansard (1776-1833) took over the publication of parliamentary debates from the radical … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the Victorian Commons!

This new year (2022) marks our tenth anniversary of blogging about Victorian politics and society. Almost 300 blogs have now appeared on these pages, mainly written by researchers (past and present) working on the 1832-68 House of Commons project at … Continue reading

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MPs and religious affiliation, 1832-68: a research guide

One of the aims of our Victorian Commons blog is to act as a guide to resources for research on 19th century British history. Although our focus is on Parliament and electoral politics, the material which we have listed on … Continue reading

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Researching Victorian MPs online: some useful but less well known databases

In an earlier blog on researching Victorian MPs online, we considered various countries’ online dictionaries of national biography and how their content helped shed light on MPs’ interests across the British empire. In this post, we highlight some of the … Continue reading

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MPs at the Old Bailey

The Victorian Commons would like to wish the Old Bailey Online a happy tenth anniversary! We’re joining fellow bloggers by contributing this post to this weekend’s celebratory blogging event. Our History of Parliament colleague, Ruth Paley, has also written a … Continue reading

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Researching Victorian MPs online: dictionaries of national biography

In the past five years or so there has been an explosion in the number of historical resources available online, whose content can be searched with just one click of a mouse. In researching MPs who sat in the Commons … Continue reading

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