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‘So much dignity and efficiency’: John Evelyn Denison, Speaker of the House of Commons, 1857-72

On 8 April 1857 John Evelyn Denison was in the library at his Nottinghamshire residence, Ossington Hall, when he received a letter from the prime minister. My dear Denison, We wish to be allowed to propose you for the Speakership … Continue reading

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