Expert interviews

These video interviews examine some of the documents which can be viewed in From the Collections section and also discuss the history and significance of the Life Peerages Act generally.  

Interview with Baroness Jay of Paddington

Baroness Jay of Paddington talks about the work of life peers including Baroness Wootton's Abolition of the Death Penalty Bill in 1965.

Interview with Lord Redesdale

Lord Redesdale considers the Life Peerages Act 1958 and Peerage Act 1963.

Interview with Lord Renton of Mount Harry

Lord Renton of Mount Harry discusses early Parliamentary reform including the Parliament Act 1911.

Interview with Mari Takayanagi, Archivist

Archivist Mari Takayanagi explains the significance of 1958 and discusses the suffragette banner 1908.

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