The South West and Parliament Event

The History of Parliament Trust and the Devon and Cornwall Record Society are delighted to invite you to our joint conference ‘The South West and Parliament’. It takes place on Saturday 11th May in St Stephen’s Church, High Street Exeter, from 10am to 4pm.

Four presentations across the day will explore aspects of the relationships between Cornwall, Devon and Parliament over five centuries.

  • Hannes Kleineke, "The beginning of troubles": the parliamentary representation of Devon and Cornwall during the crisis years 1449-1453
  • Stephen Roberts, Cornwall, Devon, Parliament and the English Civil War, 1640-48
  • Robin Eagles, "Nothing should have tempted me to concern myself with such an affair": Devon and Cornwall and the opposition to Walpole and the Pelhams c.1727-1760
  • Martin Spychal, The representation of Devon and Cornwall after reform, 1832-68

To book please send a cheque for £10 by the 4th May payable to: The Devon and Cornwall Record Society. Address: The Cottage in Hayes, Cheriton Fitzpaube, EX17 4JG. Please include an email address or stamped SAE for acknowledgement if required.

Alternatively email: for more information.

We hope you can join us!