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1539: The Origin of Statutory Compulsory Purchase of Land for Transport Development

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A guest post by Stephen Gadd, PhD candidate at Winchester University I am examining the legislative and regulatory changes of the sixteenth century which laid the foundations in England and Wales for later transport development, including river navigation, road and …

Researching the history of my house at the Parliamentary Archives: a guest blog by Sharon Lewison

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I live in Islington in a terrace of houses built by a dairyman called Samuel Pullen. Samuel Pullen built the terrace in the late 1760s and it was completed and partially occupied by 1770. When Pullen died in 1775, he …