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The Parliamentary Archives Jargon Buster: Hansard and the Journals

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This blog was written by Verity Jones, Archives Assistant (Graduate Trainee). For the third blog in our Jargon Buster series, we’re looking at two different types of records which are often confused – Hansard and Journals. Both give detailed accounts …

THOMAS KEN, A CLERK TO THE HOUSE OF LORDS IN THE LONG PARLIAMENT

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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 Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (1977), identifies Thomas Ken as one of the …

Researching Parliament as a court of law: Westminster and Dublin, 1603 – c. 1730. A guest blog by Dr Coleman A. Dennehy

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For the last two years I have been working on an Irish Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Elevate project entitled ‘Competing jurisdictions: appellate justice in the Dublin and Westminster parliaments, 1603 – c. 1730. The project is an attempt to understand …