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Constituencies 1604-1629

The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629 edited by Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, was published in six volumes in November 2010.

259 constituencies in total elected the 1,782 Members in this period and each of these constituencies has an article in this section. The surveys provide detail on both the elections and local politics within each constituency.

Seven parliaments met during this period, each of which was preceded by nationwide elections. These assemblies were punctuated at intervals with by-elections to replace those Members who had died, were judged incapable of serving or chose to represent another constituency. Fifty-five per cent of constituencies experienced at least one by-election during these years, with the result that between 1604 and 1629 the number of elections in some constituencies reached double figures.