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House Of Lords And Commons

Author : Ishion Hutchinson
ISBN : 9780374714543
Genre : Poetry
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A stunning collection that traverses the borders of culture and time, from the 2011 winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award In House of Lords and Commons, the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from the winner of the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award in poetry, Ishion Hutchinson returns to the difficult beauty of the Jamaican landscape with remarkable lyric precision. Here, the poet holds his world in full focus but at an astonishing angle: from the violence of the seventeenth-century English Civil War as refracted through a mythic sea wanderer, right down to the dark interior of love. These poems arrange the contemporary continuum of home and abroad into a wonderment of cracked narrative sequences and tumultuous personae. With ears tuned to the vernacular, the collection vividly binds us to what is terrifying about happiness, loss, and the lure of the sea. House of Lords and Commons testifies to the particular courage it takes to wade unsettled, uncertain, and unfettered in the wake of our shared human experience.
Category: Poetry

The Parliamentary Register

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : UOM:39015040119912
Genre : Great Britain
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The House Of Lords In British Politics And Society 1815 1911

Author : E. A. Smith
ISBN : UCSC:32106010696158
Genre : History
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This book is the only up-to-date survey of the history of the House of Lords, and its impact on British politics and society, in the period from Waterloo to the First World War. It shows how the Lords adapted to, and survived, the 'age of reform'; and traces their changing relationship with the House of Commons and the British people at large. It fills an important gap, for the peerage were, and contrived to remain, major actors in the politics of the age. This survey thus illuminates not only the parliamentary and constitutional history of the time, but also, much more widely, the changing character of nineteenth-century Britain itself. E. A. Smith begins his account with the House of Lords before the 'Great Reform Act' of 1832. Tracing the changing fortunes of the Lords through and after the passage of the Act, he explains how an institution founded on aristocratic privilege and landed wealth, and seeming to embody all that was anachronistic and reactionary, managed to survive into the new era of mass Parliamentary democracy and retain for itself a very substantial influence on, and voice in, the nation's political and social life. How was it done? This remarkable record of adaptation and survival is shown to have its origins in the period immediately after 1832 when, largely through the influence of the Duke of Wellington, the Lords were induced to accept the new conditions. Radical agitation for the abolition of the House declined accordingly. Moreover, as Dr Smith makes clear, Victorian politics and society remained aristocratic in character despite the extension of the franchise, and even the Liberal and Labour governments of the twentieth century have been reluctant to undertake fundamental reform. Even the Parliament Act of 1911, with the passage and implications of which the main part of the book closes, did not undermine the political foundations of the Lords in the way that is usually assumed; and the House has continued to exercise important functions as a restraining influence on policy and legislation down to our own time. As the only comprehensive treatment of this important subject, Dr Smith's book will immediately become necessary reading for scholars and students; but its lively and engaging style will also appeal to anyone interested in the development of the British Parliamentary constitution, the survival and adaptation of the British aristocracy, and the changing character of British politics and society before the First World War.
Category: History

The Parliamentary Register

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : HARVARD:HXH1AI
Genre : Great Britain
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Parliament Today

Author : Andrew Adonis
ISBN : 0719039789
Genre : Political Science
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Updated to take account of the 1992 election and ensuing developments, this book is a guide to Parliament's contemporary role and operation and to prospects for reform in the 1990s.
Category: Political Science

Journals Of The House Of Lords

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
ISBN : UOM:39015056722542
Genre : Great Britain
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Appendices accompany vols. 64, 67-71.
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Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : OSU:32435068419399
Genre : Great Britain
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Gladstone S House Of Commons

Author : Thomas Power O'Connor
ISBN : NYPL:33433075879936
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain