Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
List of Parliamentary Constituencies pre 1832
[This neat info was posted for the 14 April 1660 entry, in ref to Montagu being elected for Weymouth.]
This is a useful list of parliamentary consituencies prior to the 1832 Reform Act: http://www.election.demon.co.uk/prereform.html
It is indeed a useful website ( http://www.election.demon.co.uk/prereform.html ).
It's also been listed under "House of Commons" since March 26th.
Assumed elections by the elite for the elite : according to C Hill "the common people ('men with no shirts' a disgruntled Royalist called them) (Lownes m.s.s.H.M.C., p549)took an unusally active share into 2 elections of 1640, on the anti court side- .........At Great Barlow, bargemen,labourers, shopkeepers-'the ordinary sort of townsmen',led by 'a country fellow in a plain habit', put up their own candidate against the local landlord who had court connections-and won (C.S.P.D.... see page p22 for all the details in c hill WorldTurn Upside Down)
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