In Anthony Trollope’s 1876 novel The Prime Minister, the Prime Minister of the title is Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium. It may today appear very strange that a member of the House of Lords could head the British government. …
Kathryn Rix is Assistant Editor of the House of Commons 1832-1945 project at the History of Parliament Trust. She has published several articles on electioneering and party organisation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is currently preparing a book on Parties, agents and electoral culture in England, 1880-1910.
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