Parliament

THE TALENTED MR FAWCETT

This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. Continuing our series of blogs on disability history, this is the life and times of Britain’s first blind MP. An inspiring story of determination, love and liberalism. It was a …

The Queen Caroline Affair

Cartoon image of Queen Caroline and George IV

This blog article was written by Dr Katie Carpenter from the University of the Highlands and Islands. The summer of 2020 marks 200 years since ‘The Queen Caroline Affair’. This unprecedented episode in British history saw Queen Caroline, the estranged …

The Best Bobby in the Lobby

A blog from our Archive Assistant, Sarah Williams. The latest display from the Parliamentary Archives celebrates the history of policing in Parliament and focuses on the career of one Victorian policeman in particular, Inspector Eleazor Denning. If you are visiting …