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Monthly Archives: January 2012
A scene in the Meryl Streep film about Margaret Thatcher shows her addressing the House of Commons from the despatch box, wearing a small (pillbox?) hat. Should she be? Is it in order to wear a hat in the House … Continue reading
Hats have many uses. Apart from being a means of keeping one’s head warm, and sometimes fashionable, they can be used to indicate status and deference; as a result they can be used to signal respect and roles. In the … Continue reading
The History of Parliament Online became publicly available last year. It contains the published text of all of the History of Parliament’s publications, although the most recent, 1604-29, is not as yet public. There are around 24,000 biographies and more … Continue reading