A Short History of Parliament - England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scotland (Paperback)Clyve Jones (author)
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Clyve Jones is an honorary fellow of the Institute of Historical Research. He has been editor of the journal Parliamentary History since 1986. Previously he was reader in modern history in the University of London and collection development librarian in the Institute of Historical Research. He has published extensively on the history of the House of Lords and of the peerage in the early eighteenth century.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 644 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 24 mm
[Gives] readers a good survey of parliamentary development and to its credit pays proper attention to the invaluable work of the Lords. CONTEMPORARY REVIEW
For those requiring a handy bluffer's guide to Parliament that provides historical context while exploding a number of myths, A Short History of Parliament is a must. TOTAL POLITICS
The essays assembled here are a rich source of anecdote and oddity. They also set out, clearly and concisely, the institutional framework and the general ground rules under which the Westminster Parliament as well as various other British parliaments have operated. [...] Most of the contributors rise to heights of excellence, supplying the very best summaries of their field. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
A scholarly and very informative history, A Short History of Parliament is a top and must have [addition] to any college history collection. BOOKWATCH
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