The History of Parliament is a major academic project to create a scholarly reference work describing the members, constituencies and activities of the Parliament of England and the United Kingdom. The volumes either published or in preparation cover the House of Commons from 1386 to 1868 and the House of Lords from 1603 to 1832. They are widely regarded as an unparalleled source for British political, social and local history. There is much more about the History on our information website.
You can now find all of the published work of the History, save the most recently published volumes (1604-29) on the History of Parliament online website. It contains around 24,000 biographical articles on MPs from 1386 to 1832, and well over 2,000 articles on constituency politics and elections over the same period, as well as our introductory surveys which analyse and introduce this information.