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Representing the people before the vote: Petitions to parliament in the eighteenth century

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This post was written by Dr Philip Loft. When we think of the ‘golden age’ of parliamentary petitioning, thoughts may first turn to the nineteenth century. When slavery was abolished in the British Caribbean colonies in 1833, it followed the …

Winchester School of Art: Legislation inspires art

A guest post by Georgina Estill... I’m Georgina Estill, a third year Graphic design student at WSA. I undertook the external Parliamentary archives brief, in which we were challenged to represent the historic archival information through contemporary visual language whilst …