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08-06-2012Research: The House of Commons 1832-1868
22-11-2011The History of Parliament publishes parliamentary proceedings of the 1624 Parliament
02-11-2011Lord Norton of Louth gives History of Parliament's annual lecture
21-10-2011Namier goes digital: The History of Parliament Online
12-10-2011The History of Parliament Oral History Project launched
History of Parliament - Hoofdinhoud
The History of Parliament is a major academic project to create a scholarly reference work describing the members, constituencies and activities of the Parliament of England and the United Kingdom. The volumes either published or in preparation cover the House of Commons from 1386 to 1868 and the House of Lords from 1603 to 1832. They are widely regarded as an unparalleled source for British political, social and local history.
The project consists of detailed studies of elections and electoral politics in each constituency, and of closely researched accounts of the lives of everyone who was elected to Parliament in the period, together with surveys drawing out the themes and discoveries of the research and adding information on the operation of Parliament as an institution.
Forty-one volumes covering ten periods have already been published. They deal with 1386-1421, 1509-1558, 1558-1603, 1604-29, 1660-1690, 1690-1715, 1715-1754, 1754-1790, 1790-1820, 1820-1832: in all about 26 million words covering 318 years of parliamentary history.
All of these volumes are still in print; please click on Publications for details.