How to obtain History of Parliament publications

All of the History’s publications are available to buy in print, from the first set of volumes edited by Sir Lewis Namier (The Commons, 1754-1790) to our most recent set, The Commons, 1604-29, published in 2010. The books are available from Boydell and Brewer and Cambridge University Press. To read reviews and find out how to purchase each volume, please see the links on the right. 

In addition, the History recently published ‘Honour, Interest and Power: an Illustrated History of the House of Lords, 1660-1715’ (edited by Paul Seaward & Ruth Paley, 2010). This highly illustrated book presents the first results from the research undertaken by the History of Parliament Trust on the peers and bishops between the Restoration and the accession of George I. It shows them as politicians at Westminster; as members of an elite intensely conscious of their honour and status; as a class apart, always devising new schemes - successful and unsuccessful - to increase their wealth and 'interest'; and as local grandees, to whom local society looked for leadership and protection. To purchase this book, visit the Boydell and Brewer website.

In 2015, to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the De Montfort Parliament of 1265 as well as the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the Trust published 'The Story of Parliament'. The volume is an authoratative, richly illustrated but brief introduction to 750 years of parliamentary history aimed at the general reader. It’s aim is to tell the story of parliament’s development and illustrate how the history of parliament is deeply intertwined with the history of England, Britain and the United Kingdom. You can purchase your copy from the parliamentary bookshop.