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HIST7401: History of Parliament

Dr Charles Littleton (term 1)

Dr Robin Eagles (term 2)

Students will acquire extensive knowledge of the history of parliament in Britain, mainly from the Tudor period to the present day. They will also gain understanding of the main processes and procedures of parliament, all of which will be explained in broad social context, including material on popular involvement in politics and the legal system. They will visit the Palace of Westminster, the Record Office and the Museum. By the end of the course, they will understand the main principles of historical method, particularly source interpretation and the presentation of an informed argument, and will have been given opportunities to develop these skills themselves in the assessed work.

Assessment methods


HIST7401A/B: 2 X 2,500 word essays


Please note that due to scheduling restrictions at the House of Lords an additional session has been arranged to enable this particular tour to take place. This session will be on Tuesday 20 January 2015. Students will need to arrive at the venue itself by 10am and expect to be there until 11.30am, further details will be provided by the module tutor (Dr Robin Eagles) at the initial seminar at the start of term 2. It is not compulsory, but any students taking this module should notify the module tutor if they are unable to attend.

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