LHG Bibliography: Politics

Ballard, Adolphus, The early municipal charters of the Sussex boroughs, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1912, 55, 35-40.

Barttelot, Walter B., Extract from the return of Members of Parliament, 1290-1702, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1880, 30, 190-197.
Includes Gage, Goring, Pelham, and Shelley families for Lewes Borough. [Full text of article]

Black, Jeremy, Canvassing Lewes in 1767 [Historical note], Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1990, 128, 266.

Brent, Colin, The neutering of the Fellowship and the emergence of a Tory party in Lewes (1663-1688), Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1983, 121, 95-107.

Brent, Colin, The selection of High Constables at Lewes, 1733-40 [Historical note], Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1984, 122, 225-226.
Concerning members of the Pelham family.

Bridgeman, Charles G.O., The devolution of the Sussex manors formerly belonging to the Earls of Warenne and Surrey, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1914, 56, 54-91. [Full text of article]

Bridgeman, Charles G.O., The Sussex manors of the Earls of Warenne, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1915, 57, 185-196.
Articles explaining how the lordship of Lewes became sub-divided between three families. [Full text of article]

Cownie, Emma, Conquest, lordship and religious patronage in the Sussex rapes, 1066-1135, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1998, 136, 111-122.

Goring, Jeremy, The Fellowship of the Twelve in Elizabethan Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1981, 119, 157-172.

Hills, Wallace H., The Parliamentary History of the Borough of Lewes, 1295-1885, Farncombe, 1908.

Kay, John E., The Broyle Enclosure, 1767-71, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2000, 138, 165-189. [Abstract][PDF 722Kb]
Extensive background information identifies members of interests groups promoting and opposing enclosure.

Mason, J.F.A., The Rapes of Sussex and the Norman conquest, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1964, 102, 68-93.
About church land holdings and land settlement, Lewes and de Warrenne.

Myles, Paul, The Rise of Thomas Paine: and the Case of the Officers of Excise etc, Lewes 1772, Thomas Paine Society UK, 2018.
The story of how the first National Unionisation of workers came to be represented by Thomas Paine.

Nadel, G.H., The Sussex election of 1741, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1953, 91, 84-124.
Includes pp.112-114 on the 1741 Lewes borough election.

Stenlake, Frances, ‘The Lady Fired Splendidly’: Lewes and the Women’s Suffrage Campaign, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2014, 152, 139-152. [Abstract]

Stenning, Alan H., A return of the Members of Parliament for the county and boroughs of Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1880, 30, 161-189.
Includes MPs for Lewes Borough, 1295-1368. [Full text of article]

Stenning, Alan H., A return of the Members of Parliament for the county and boroughs of Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1881, 31, 95-122.
Includes MPs for Lewes Borough, 1369-1421. [Full text of article]

Stenning, Alan H., A return of the Members of Parliament for the county and boroughs of Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1882, 32, 141-166.
Includes MPs for Lewes Borough 1422-1557. [Full text of article]

Stenning, Alan H., A return of the Members of Parliament for the county and boroughs of Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1883, 33, 69-100.
Includes MPs for Lewes Borough, 1558-1680/1. [Full text of article]

Swales, R.J.W., The Howard interest in Sussex elections, 1529-1558, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1976, 114, 49-60.
Includes elections in Lewes.

Turner, Edward, The ancient Merchant Guild of Lewes, and the subsequent municipal regulations of the town, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1869, 21, 90-107.
Includes the origins of Lewes town and history of the Guild up to mid 17th century.
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