The Story of Parliament

This book fills what has long been a gap – an essential work giving the history of Parliament in a digestible form. Anthony Howard CBE

This book gave me real pleasure. The Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwall CH CBE (Douglas Hurd)

The standard work of parliamentary history designed for the general reader. This new edition of The Story of Parliament has been brought completely up to date with recent events. Thoroughly revised and updated, it includes the new Parliament since the May 2010 General Election, and major changes such as devolution and the reorganisation of the House of Lords.

The book represents a unique approach to the way Parliament was established and evolved as the worldwide model for parliamentary democracy. The Story of Parliament is enriched by dramatic episodes and colorful personalities, and includes numerous illustrations as well as plans and simple explanations of the legislative process.

Published5 January 2006