History

Articles tagged with History of one object

Act of Uniformity and the Great Ejection (May 1662)

Act of Uniformity and the Great Ejection (May 1662)

The last in our 'History of One Object' series

A rare glimpse at the Life Peerages Act

29 Mar 2012

The history of the landmark piece of legislation that introduced life peers and allowed women to sit in the House of Lords

Draft Declaration of Rights (February 1689)

Draft Declaration of Rights (February 1689)

11 Feb 2012

The history of this amazing object from the parliamentary archives, the basis of our Bill of Rights

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Petition of John Wilkes (19 December 1768)

Petition of John Wilkes (19 December 1768)

10 Dec 2011

The history of this amazing object from the parliamentary archives

Royal Commission of Queen Elizabeth I (October 1573)

Royal Commission of Queen Elizabeth I (October 1573)

01 Oct 2011

The history of this amazing object from the parliamentary archives

Articles of Union between England and Scotland (July 1706)

Articles of Union between England and Scotland (July 1706)

06 Aug 2011

The history behind the Articles of Union signed in 1706 in Queen Anne's reign

Benjamin Franklin Petition (May 1774)

Benjamin Franklin Petition (May 1774)

18 Jun 2011

This petition, signed by Benjamin Franklin, was presented to the House of Lords in 1774 in response to the 'Intolerable Acts'. A year later, the American colonies declared their independence from Britain

Declaration of Breda (April 1660)

Declaration of Breda (April 1660)

29 Mar 2011

 

The history of this historic proclamation, issued by Charles II from exile in Holland in 1660

The first divorce obtained by a woman

08 Jun 2012

A rare glimpse of the documents that in June 1801 granted the first divorce to a woman

The Stamp Act (22 March 1765)

10 Mar 2012

Representative of a turning point in Anglo-American relations

Death Warrant of King Charles I (January 1649)

Death Warrant of King Charles I (January 1649)

08 Jan 2012

The history of 'perhaps the most dramatic of all records relating to English history'

Discovery of the Gunpowder Plot (5 November, 1605)

Discovery of the Gunpowder Plot (5 November, 1605)

12 Nov 2011

This month, we delve into Parliament's archives and find out more about the documne that officially recorded Guy Fawkes' plot to blow up Parliament

The Book of Common Prayer (August 1662)

The Book of Common Prayer (August 1662)

03 Sep 2011

This month, we delve into Parliament's archives and find out more about the Book of Common Prayer

The Great Reform Act (June 1832)

The Great Reform Act (June 1832)

16 Jul 2011

The history of this landmark piece of legislation that enfranchised new voters and created new constituencies

Spencer Perceval's despatch box

Spencer Perceval's despatch box

28 Apr 2011

The despatch box supposedly in Spencer Perceval's possession when he was assassinated

The Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade

The Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade

24 Feb 2011

The history of this seminal piece of legislation, dating from March 1807