Dr Andrew Thrush
History of Parliament Research
My work at the History of Parliament consists mainly of writing, editing and revising draft biographies for the early seventeenth century House of Lords Section, which was established in 2010. However, I am also gathering material for two of the planned survey volumes. In addition, I am helping to oversee preparation of a separate set of volumes on the parliamentary debates of 1624. These are intended to fill the gap in the series of debates published by the now defunct Yale Center for Parliamentary History.
The most significant biographical entry I have drafted so far is a 25,000 word re-evaluation of the early life and political career of Prince Charles (later Charles I). I am currently preparing a lengthy and detailed entry on George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham.
Research and Publications
My most recent solo publications include:
- ‘King versus Commons’, History Today (2011