History of Government blog

H&P is working in partnership with the Prime Ministers’s Office to revitalise the history content of the Number 10 Downing Street website, as well as providing material for the History of Government blog.

In a project launched in February 2012, historians from the H&P Network have been delving behind the famous front door of Number 10 Downing Street to bring to life the fascinating history of the house and its occupants.

New biographies of previous Prime Ministers have been commissioned and will provide expert insight into the careers of the occupants of Number 10 from the eighteenth century to the present.

H&P has also provided articles for a guest historians series, now also available through the History of Government blog.

Go to the Number 10 website to read guest historians' articles and biographies of past Prime Ministers.


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H&P is an expanding Partnership based at King's College London and the University of Cambridge, and additionally supported by the University of Bristol, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, the Open University, and the University of Sheffield.

We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.

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