Gloucester County Council
The history of Parliament is the history of the United Kingdom itself. It has a cast of thousands. Some were ambitious, visionary and altruistic. Others were hot-headed, violent and self-serving. Few were unambiguously noble. Yet their rowdy confrontations, their campaigning zeal and their unstable alliances framed our nation. This second of two volumes covers the extraordinary transformations of the last two hundred years, when politics truly took on its current form. The vote is extended to include the working classes and, eventually, women. The Labour Party is born. The world is torn apart by two extraordinarily bloody World Wars. And the political scandal is invented
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Independent||"A sweeping history of Britain's political system... One of the most thoughtful accounts I have read"
BBC History||"Parliamentis a very good read, with interesting anecdotes and observations enriched by the fact the author is an MP"
Total Politics||"An entertaining read"
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