100 years on: 1922 election and the death of the Liberal Party

One hundred years ago Britain went to the polls amid strikes, a post-pandemic slump, and war. By Paul Richards One hundred years ago this November, the country went to the polls to elect a new Government. Not everyone in the country, of course: the 1918 Representation of the People Act had enfranchised all adult men … Continue reading 100 years on: 1922 election and the death of the Liberal Party

Labour and the Monarch: Clement Attlee and King George VI

Scott Cresswell begins a new series looking at the relationship between Labour leaders and the monarchy Destiny is a strange force. Sometimes, politicians and leaders rise through the ranks to power as if they were created both ambitious and hungry for it. For others, power is an accidental gift. Both King George Vi and Clement … Continue reading Labour and the Monarch: Clement Attlee and King George VI

Labour and the Monarch: Ramsay MacDonald and King George V

Labour Leaders and the Monarchy: A History  (Part One) Scott Cresswell begins a new series looking at the relationship between Labour leaders and the monarchy “From his childhood onward this boy will be surrounded by sycophants and flatterers by the score and will be taught to believe himself as of a superior creation. A line … Continue reading Labour and the Monarch: Ramsay MacDonald and King George V

On This Day in Rugby League: 125 years of Tradition and Change

Richard de la Riviere offers a unique approach to a 125-year story of rebellion, struggle and change. It was the 1st of July 1916, and as the war continued to rage across Europe, the British and their Allies developed a plan to break the stalemate of trench warfare. The agreed operation was on the 25-mile … Continue reading On This Day in Rugby League: 125 years of Tradition and Change

Books in 100: Edith Summerskill – Life and Times of a Pioneer

Scott Cresswell looks at the life of a pioneering Labour MP in 100 words History is littered with the names of those who deserve to be remembered. Unfortunately, some parliamentarians are forgotten. Edith Summerskill is one. Her progressive and feminist beliefs in the conservative thirties make her an ideal candidate for a biography; Mary Honeyball’s … Continue reading Books in 100: Edith Summerskill – Life and Times of a Pioneer