Political

What Chips did Next

A ringside seat to British domestic politics, from Chamberlain’s meeting with Hitler in October 1938 to the fall of Mussolini in July 1943.

Lords in the Light

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. 

One Election Too Many

The Representation of the People Act, which received royal assent on 30 July 1948, abolished university constituencies.

The Colonels’ Failed PR Coup

A British public relations company in cahoots with sympathetic MPs was unable to whitewash the military regime that seized power in Greece in 1967.

Child Voters

In the politically chaotic decades before true universal suffrage, some infants found a way to vote in British elections.