The House of Lords, often in the shadow of the Commons, asserted its power during the reigns of James I and his son, Charles I. But it would be eclipsed by civil war.
Four historians consider whether the continent that gave the world the nation state still remains in its thrall.
The Representation of the People Act, which received royal assent on 30 July 1948, abolished university constituencies.
Four historians consider the harm caused by those who should have helped their political masters.
A British public relations company in cahoots with sympathetic MPs was unable to whitewash the military regime that seized power in Greece in 1967.
In the politically chaotic decades before true universal suffrage, some infants found a way to vote in British elections.
How presidential images show us that in politics, as in entertainment, appearances matter.
Boris Johnson is facing a national crisis like few other prime ministers. Which of his predecessors will he draw comparisons with?
A lively, privileged group of young intellectuals grew ever more alarmed by the crises that struck Britain in the mid-1740s.
The uneasy balance between rulers and counsellors has been a feature of British politics for centuries.