Who Goes Home? A Parliamentary Miscellany Hardcover – 18 Sep 2012
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"continues the search for odd, surprising facets and stories from the nooks, crannies and corridors of power" --Total Politics
"intriguing bits and bobs about the Commons." --Quentin Letts
"A perfect present for a political friend or foe" --Tribune
About the Author
ROBERT ROGERS is the 49th Clerk of the House of Commons since 1363, and in that role is the principal constitutional adviser to the house.
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One reason for this is that Rogers has a good eye for the Parliamentary detail which tells the reader something about wider society rather than simply being of interest to political enthusiasts. For example, he includes the Fifty New Churches Act of 1711 - an Act instigated by a severe shortage of churches in London with only one in three of the population provided for. That casts a rather different light on the levels of religious observance in the early 18th century than is usually assumed.
It is that sort of detail which makes this an enjoyable read and a great present not only for political enthusiasts but also more generally for people interested in reading history. The originality of its content means that applies even if they are someone who has already read or heard lots about Parliament.
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