Together with the House of Commons Parliamentary papers online, the newly digitised Lords papers provide a complete picture of the working and influence of the UK Parliament during the 19th century.
The two collections are cross-searchable so that you can:
- track the progress of bills through the Lords and Commons and compare the different views of the two Houses
- explore the Lords’ views on issues covered by the Commons
- get a full picture of social, economic, and foreign policy development at a time when the Lords exerted considerable power
You will be able to explore papers on a huge range of subjects – from the divorce of Queen Caroline to the Lords 1819 investigation of child labour and their evidence on the 1835 Bill for the Great Western railway.