New publication: Alasdair Hawkyard, 'The House of Commons 1509-1558: Personnel, Procedure, Precedent and Change'
We are delighted to welcome the publication of Alasdair Hawkyard’s volume in the Parliamentary History Texts and Studies series: The House of Commons 1509-1558: Personnel, Procedure, Precedent and Change. Research for the volume was funded by the History of Parliament Trust, and the volume is more generally based closely on the research in the 1509-1558 volumes of the History of Parliament edited by S.T. Bindoff and published in 1983. Those volumes were published without an introductory survey, as had been the other volumes in the series, and so Alasdair’s book will serve as that survey. It studies in detail the process of elections, the members, organisation and procedures of Parliament in the early Tudor period, and includes a number of appendices which provide some important updates to the information published in the Bindoff volumes. It will be a major contribution to the study of the early Tudor Parliaments.