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Title: The political impact of London clubs, 1832-1868
Author: Thévoz, Seth Alexander
ISNI:       0000 0004 5356 1776
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis examines the political role played by the private members' clubs of the St. James's district of London, between the first two Reform Acts. The thesis looks at the institutional history of such establishments and their evolution insofar as it affected their political work. It then analyses the statistical trends in club membership among Members of Parliament, the overwhelming majority of whom belonged to political clubs. The crucial role of clubs in whipping is detailed, including analysis of key divisions. The distinctive political use of space by clubs is then set out, including an overview of the range of meetings and facilities offered to parliamentarians. Finally, the thesis seeks to address the broader impact of clubs on national electoral politics in this period.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: History of Parliament Trust (Great Britain) ; Goodenough College (London)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: JN101 Great Britain