Case Study: Charles Stanhope and Freedom of Religion

This case study is the result of partnership work between Kent History and Library Centre and the Parliamentary Archives. It formed part of the De Montfort project, which took place in 2015 as part of Parliament's wider 2015 Parliament in the Making programme.

The project explored the impact of MPs and Peers on both their local community and Parliament. Participants spent time conducting both independent and group-based archival research at both Kent History and Library Centre and the Parliamentary Archives. The project enabled participants to gain experience in and build confidence of working with archive records.


Find out more about the group we worked with on this project

Life and career

Who was Charles Stanhope, third Earl Stanhope? What issues was he concerned with at Parliament? How did he affect change in his local area?

Freedom of Religion

Charles Stanhope, third Earl Stanhope, was concerned with religious discrimination throughout his entire career. Find out more about what he achieved here.

Related information

The De Montfort Project is an outreach project run by the Parliamentary Archives which explores the life and impact of local MPs and Peers on both their local area and at Parliament.

Related information

A biography of Charles Stanhope, third Earl Stanhope, can be found at the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.