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Fixing the membership of the Lords and Commons: Sir John Cam Hobhouse and the Nottingham by-election, 1834 (2020)
Journal Article
Beckett, J. (2020). Fixing the membership of the Lords and Commons: Sir John Cam Hobhouse and the Nottingham by-election, 1834. Parliamentary History, 39(1), 205-219. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-0206.12485

When Melbourne replaced Grey in 1834 he looked to recruit men with experience to join his government. He enlisted Sir John Cam Hobhouse, but Hobhouse needed a seat in the Commons. This was achieved by a Writ of Acceleration whereby Viscount Duncannon... Read More about Fixing the membership of the Lords and Commons: Sir John Cam Hobhouse and the Nottingham by-election, 1834.

'Sedimented Histories' and 'Embodied Legacies': Creating an Evaluative Framewor k for Engaging the Public in the First World War (2018)
Working Paper
Allwork, L. 'Sedimented Histories' and 'Embodied Legacies': Creating an Evaluative Framewor k for Engaging the Public in the First World War

This working paper chronicles the development of the construction of a methodological framework for the evaluation of the impact of the Centre for Hidden Histories, one of the AHRC’s First World War Engagement Centres. It will show how through evalu... Read More about 'Sedimented Histories' and 'Embodied Legacies': Creating an Evaluative Framewor k for Engaging the Public in the First World War.

Politics and the implementation of the New Poor Law: the Nottingham workhouse controversy, 1834-43 (2016)
Journal Article
Beckett, J. (in press). Politics and the implementation of the New Poor Law: the Nottingham workhouse controversy, 1834-43. Midland History, 41(2), doi:10.1080/0047729X.2016.1226361

The Nottingham workhouse case was a test of the resolve both of the Poor Law Commissioners appointed to administer the post-1834 New Poor Law, and of the strength of the Whig interest in the town’s municipal and parliamentary elections. All eyes were... Read More about Politics and the implementation of the New Poor Law: the Nottingham workhouse controversy, 1834-43.

Politician or Poet? The 6th Lord Byron in the House of Lords, 1809–13 (2015)
Journal Article
Beckett, J. (2015). Politician or Poet? The 6th Lord Byron in the House of Lords, 1809–13. Parliamentary History, 34(2), 201-217. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-0206.12139

Lord George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale, is known internationally as, perhaps, the most famous Romantic poet of his generation. His work continues to be read across the globe. As a peer (succeeding to the title following the death of hi... Read More about Politician or Poet? The 6th Lord Byron in the House of Lords, 1809–13.

Inventing and reinventing the modern city: the 2012 city status competition in the United Kingdom (2014)
Journal Article
Beckett, J. (2014). Inventing and reinventing the modern city: the 2012 city status competition in the United Kingdom. Urban History, 41(4), 705-720. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926813001053

Three new cities were created in conjunction with Her Majesty the queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012: Chelmsford, Perth and St Asaph. They were the winners of a competition which had no clear rules, no transparency and no proper feedback. T... Read More about Inventing and reinventing the modern city: the 2012 city status competition in the United Kingdom.