Tag Archives: public opinion and Parliament

Politicians and the press: the case of John Walter, Member of Parliament and owner of The Times

This is the first in our series of ‘MP of the Month’ blog posts, where we look in more detail at backbench politicians whose careers shed light on the history of the Commons between 1832 and 1868. With the Leveson … Continue reading

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Paper at EUPARL Conference, Paris, 8-9 Nov. 2012

This week I am giving a paper, titled ‘The British Parliament and the representation of public opinion before democracy, c. 1800-1914’, at a conference organised by the European Information and Research Network on Parliamentary History (EUPARL). The conference is being … Continue reading

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New article on popular petitioning and corn laws in latest issue of English Historical Review

My article, ‘Popular petitioning and the corn laws, 1833-46’ has just been published in the August issue of English Historical Review, vol. 127 (2012), pp. 882-919. The article sheds new light on one of the most important political campaigns of 19th century Britain, … Continue reading

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