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Just half a century on from Magna Carta, a radical noble, part idealist, part megalomaniac, came into conflict with King John’s son, Henry III. The result, argues Nigel Saul, was a form of assembly which shapes English political life to this day.

The author's initial impetus for this book was to understand the role George W. Bush's religious beliefs played in his foreign policy decisions....

As the UK prepares to vote, the Conservatives are attempting to delegitimise a Labour-SNP coalition.

The weight of history is against the Conservative Party's aim to increase its number of state-school educated MPs. 

Suzannah Lipscomb looks beyond the stereotypes that surround our most infamous monarch to ask: who was Henry VIII and when did it all go wrong? 

With his own elaborate imperial court, with his family ensconced on thrones across the continent, and with his overthrow of several historic republics, Napoleon brought Europe to a pinnacle of monarchism, argues Philip Mansel.

Robert Colls offers a personal reflection upon the religious roots of the Labour Party.

Robert Rhodes James profiles the man rivalled only by Gladstone as the most able politician and Parliamentarian of his time.

Robert Woodall describes the state of early parliamentary reporting, during a period when it was disapproved by Members .

A secret ballot at general elections had been a reformers’ demand since the seventeenth century. It was achieved two hundred years later, writes Robert Woodall, after much experience of bribery.

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