Books

Online Resources: British Parliament

A few helpful primary resources that give a peek into Parliament during the Edwardian era (click on the titles to read online): The House of Commons The House of Commons from Within Gentlemen of the House of Commons The Procedure of the House of Commons The Inner Life of the House of Commons “Scenes” in …

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Women

Fascinating Women: Nancy Astor

On paper it looked incongruous: how did a divorced Southern aristocrat charm not only English society but enough rural constituents to make history as the first woman to sit in Parliament? Born into the Langhorne family of Virginia, Nancy was one of the three beautiful Langhorne sisters, but did not want to be known strictly …

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