Study Day: Parliament, politics and people: the History of Parliament, House of Commons 1640-1660

14-10-23 - 14-10-23,
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Admission: ££50 per person, £40 Cromwell Association members, £45 Museum Members, £40 students

Location: Huntingdon Library, Princes Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3PA, Saturday 14th October 2023

The definitive history of the House of Commons from 1640-1660 will be published this year. Edited by Stephen K. Roberts, this monumental nine-volume set comprises detailed biographies of over 1800 MPs and studies of over 320 constituencies, and is the result of over twenty-five years of effort by a small team of professional historians. It is an extraordinary achievement which the Study Day will celebrate.

All of the speakers are part of the team that researched and produced the text, and will cover some interesting general themes of the period, as well as aspects specific to Cromwell.

10:30 Registration and coffee

11:00 Welcome and opening remarks, Professor Peter Gaunt, President of the Association and Jonathan Djanogly MP, Trustee of the History of Parliament Trust.

11:10 An introduction to the work of The History of Parliament Trust, Paul Seaward Director of the Trust.

11:20 People, places and perspectives: local, national and international experiences and the careers of mid-17th century MPs, Dr Vivienne Larminie, Assistant Editor

12:10 Party politics in the 1640s, Dr David Scott, Senior Research Fellow

12:55 Lunch

13:45 Charles Fleetwood, John Disbrowe and the fall of the House of Cromwell, Dr Patrick Little, Senior Research Fellow

14:30 Beyond Cromwell, Dr Andrew Barclay, Senior Research Fellow

15:15 Questions, final discussion and concluding remarks

Event ends at: 15.30.

The cost of attendance includes coffee on arrival and a buffet lunch. 

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