Parliament

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Dedications Mary Cary
MC published Twelve Humble Proposals, a tract dedicated to the Barebones Parliament ; it was apparently her last new publication.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
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Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Sidney, Countess of Sunderland
DSCS 's father, Sir Robert Sidney, later second Earl of Leicester , was born on 1 December 1595,
Ady, Julia Cartwright. Sacharissa. Seeley, 1901.
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and became the Earl of Leicester on his father's death in 1626.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Blencowe, Robert, editor. Sydney Papers. J. Murray, 1825.
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During his...
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Power Cobbe
The title of this essay was invoked in Parliament ary debate over women's suffrage in 1875.
Mitchell, Sally. Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer. University of Virginia Press, 2004.
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Literary responses Catharine Macaulay
D'Eon, whom Macaulay respected, was sometimes linked with her as a fellow learned lady by those who thought him to be female. On June 6, 1771 the Public Advertiser carried a spoof report that CM
Literary Setting John Oliver Hobbes
The protagonist of the novel, which is set primarily in the 1860s, is Robert de Hausée Orange, an idealistic orphan whose various adventures lead him through from Normandy in France to England, English politics, and...
Material Conditions of Writing Hannah More
She wrote it in haste, to catch the date when the issue was being debated in parliament .
Roberts, William. Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Hannah More. L. and G. Seeley, 1836.
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It has been included in several recent anthologies, and (along with HM 's The Sorrows...
Occupation Thomas Babington, first Baron Macaulay
TBBM received his first public attention after publishing an essay on Milton in the Edinburgh Review. He later sat for the Whig Party in Parliament . There he took a role in passing the...
Occupation Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield
From the age of twenty he held a positon at Court and a seat in Parliament . After becoming an earl he served in the Privy Council and as British ambassador at The Hague...
Occupation Queen Victoria
QV opened Parliament , witnessed by many including Lady Morgan , who admired her composure and oral delivery.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Longford, Elizabeth. Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed. Harper and Row, 1964.
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Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Lady Morgan’s Memoirs. Dixon, William Hepworth and Geraldine JewsburyEditors , W. H. Allen, 1862.
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Occupation Eliza Haywood
This was Fielding's last production. Next day Sir Robert Walpole introduced into parliament the Licensing Act , which killed this company and EH 's stage career.
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
Occupation Benjamin Disraeli
After several failed attempts, BD was elected to Parliament as Conservative member for Maidstone in Kent in 1837.
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press, 1989.
When the Corn Laws were repealed, on 26 June 1846, he voiced outspoken criticism of Tory Prime...
Occupation Richard Hengist Horne
Also in the 1840s, he was among those commissioned by Parliament to inquire into the conditions resulting from industrialisation. Such Blue Books reported on myriad aspects of the life of the nation. In the case...
Occupation Eleanor Rathbone
ER was elected to Parliament , where she served as the Independent representative of the English Universities. She held this post, through several comfortable election victories, until her death in 1946.
Alberti, Johanna. Eleanor Rathbone. Sage Press, 1996.
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Stocks, Mary. Eleanor Rathbone: A Biography. Gollancz, 1949.
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Occupation Maude Royden
Between 1923 and January 1924, she used this position to urge the Church to revise its marriage service by removing implications of female subordination in marriage, specifically the command that the wife obey the husband...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Standing from prison for the constituency of St Patrick's, Dublin, Constance, Countess Markievicz, became the first woman elected to the British Parliament ; but, following Sinn Féin policy, she did not take her seat at Westminster.
Palmer, Alan, and Veronica Palmer. The Chronology of British History. Century, 1992.
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Cook, Chris, and John Stevenson. The Longman Handbook of Modern British History, 1714-1980. Longman, 1983.
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Timeline

1605
An Act of Parliament authorised the City of London for the work and expenditure necessary to create a water supply for its citizens.
5 November 1605
A group of Catholic plotters, led by Guy Fawkes , made an unsuccessful attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament with gunpowder.
9 November 1640
In a season during which John Pym and the Long Parliament created the laws and institutions which were to guide the early parliamentarian regime, a committee was set up to consider the issue of recusants.
1641
In a year of a raging bull market for popish plots
Purkiss, Diane. The English Civil War, A People’s History. Harper Perennial, 2007.
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several women were among those who took an oath (required by Parliament of all citizens) to support the true religion.
By 6 June 1641
Thomas Edwards inveighed against the women preachers of the dissenting sects in Reasons against the Independent Government of Particular Congregations.
22 November 1641
Late at night John Pym 's demand, the Grand Remonstrance, passed through Parliament .
2 September 1642
A couple of weeks into the first English Civil War, a Puritan-dominated Parliament issued an edict closing the London theatres.
1 August 1643
Milton published The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, a pamphlet arguing that divorce ought to be easier (for a husband).
8 August 1643
A women's peace petition was laid before parliament , an early example among many grassroots protests against the Civil War and its effect on ordinary lives.
September 1643
Parliament entered into the Solemn League and Covenant with the Scots, which committed them to accepting the reformed religion (i.e. Presbyterianism ) in Scotland and establishing it in England.
19 December 1644
Parliament passed an ordinance insisting that when, in the coming week, Christmas clashed with a monthly fast day, the fast should displace the feast.
3 April 1645
The Self-Denying Ordinance provided that all members of both Houses of Parliament were to resign from all military or civil offices they had held since 1640. Reappointments were to be made later, according to merit...
16 January 1646
London Aldermen petitioned Parliament against the Independent sects on the grounds of their women preaching.
6 January 1647
Mary Overton , arrested with her brother-in-law Thomas as they worked on a scandalous pamphlet,
Purkiss, Diane. The English Civil War, A People’s History. Harper Perennial, 2007.
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was brought before the House of Lords , pregnant and with her six-month-old baby in her arms.
27 May 1647
Parliament ordered the New Model Army to disband: a tactical error which merely intensified the army's politicization.