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THOMAS KEN, A CLERK TO THE HOUSE OF LORDS IN THE LONG PARLIAMENT A guest post by Bruce Ryder, an independent researcher working on a biography of Bishop Thomas Ken. J. C. Sainty, in his paper The Parliament Office in …

The Newport Rising

This blog was written by Katie Widdowson, Assistant Archives Officer. From July 2019, the Parliamentary Archives’ exhibition will be on the Newport Rising. You can view this display as part of a tour of the UK Parliament, find out more …

Cataloguing Tom Merry

This blog was written by Katie Widdowson, Assistant Archives Officer. If you have the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament over the next few months, you will be able to see a Parliamentary Archives exhibition on satirical cartoons of …

ROCK THE VOTE- ELECTION 70

To be a young person in sixties Britain was not a bad gig. Good times rolled as plentiful employment meant disposable income was there to be spent on wonderful clothes & even better records. Personal freedoms were attained that were …

The Coupon Election

This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. December 14th 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Coupon Election. Taking place just after World War One ended it has largely been forgotten, despite being one of the most …