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Monthly Archives: July 2011

June-July 2011

In this Issue: I.    Introducing “Two Pence” II.   “Two Pence”: The Contemporary History of House of Lords Reform  III.  Report:  Kathleen Burk’s Lecture at King’s College London IV.  Book of the Month V.   Featured Scholar  I.  Introducing “Two Pence” As an organization dedicated to the importance of the past, The British Scholar Society believes in the value of linking current […]

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The Contemporary History of House of Lords Reform

Martin Farr Newcastle University At the centre of the conundrum that is the British constitution is the House of Lords, reform of which is once again being discussed by Parliament, though conspicuously not by the public. The enduring mystification inherent in the subject is clear from first principles: the upper chamber is in practice the […]

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