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Dr Charles Littleton


Charles Littleton is a Teaching Fellow who since 2010 has conducted a course on the History of Parliament (HIST 7401A) during the autumn term of each academic year. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the History of Parliament Trust, which produces volumes charting the history of the British Parliament. He is part of the section studying, and writing on, the House of Lords from 1660 to 1832, which in 2016 produced five volumes on the membership of the House of Lords in the first part of that period, 1660-1715.

Major publications

  • Contributor, with over 200 articles and sections, to Ruth Paley, ed. The History of Parliament: House of Lords 1660-1715 (5 vols, Cambridge University Press for the History of Parliament Trust, 2016).
  • 'Abel Boyer and other Huguenot reporters of Parliament: Hansard avant la lettre?' in Vivienne Larminie, ed., Huguenot Networks 1560-1780: The Interactions and Impact of a Protestant Minority in Europe (Taylor and Francis, August 2017).
  • 'The Earls of Derby and the Opposition to their Estate Bills in Parliament, 1660-92: Some New Manuscript Sources', Parliamentary History 35:3 (2016), 242-61.
  • 'Three (more) division lists from the Ailesbury Manuscripts: On the "Church in Danger" (1705), the Septennial Bill and Forfeited Estates of Jacobites (1716)', in Institutional Practice and Memory, a special issue of Parliamentary History 32:1 (2013), 253-273.

Teaching

  • History of Parliament (advanced seminar module for second- and third-year undergraduates, term one only)