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British parliament: everything you wanted to know
Stephen Roberts answers listener questions on an institution that has stood at the centre of power in Britain for centuries
From the gunpowder plot and Oliver Cromwell’s clash with Charles I to Winston Churchill’s speeches during the Second World War, parliament has witnessed some of the most dramatic moments in British history. Speaking with Spencer Mizen, Stephen Roberts answers your queries on the history of Britain’s legislature, from medieval practices to strange traditions.
Stephen Roberts is the author of The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1640–1660 (History of Parliament, 2023)