Honouring the contribution made to British parliamentary history by one of its most celebrated administrators, this festschrift for Sir John Sainty, who served as clerk of the parliaments from 1983 1990, features an unrivalled selection of specialist essays on the administrative procedures of Britain s legislature. * Includes detailed and highly specialized research on the British parliament s administrative procedures * Features revealing essays on renowned parliamentary functionaries including Inigo Jones * Collects a wealth of new learning culled from the archives of parliament * Covers the detail of key proposals for parliamentary reform in the post-revolution administration
Clyve Jones was Reader in Modern History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, UK, until his retirement in 2006. He also served as the Institute s collection development librarian, and since 1986 has edited the journal Parliamentary History. A widely published specialist on the British House of Lords in the early eighteenth-century, as well as on the nation s peerage, his most recent work, as editor, was A Short History of Parliament (2009).