About the Author
Clyve Jones is an honorary fellow of the Institute of Historical Research and has been the editor of the journal Parliamentary History since 1986. Previously he was reader in modern history in the University of London and collection development librarian in the Institute of Historical Research. He has published extensively on the history of the house of lords and of the peerage in the early eighteenth century. His main publications are editions of The London Diaries of William Nicolson, Bishop of Carlisle, 1702-1718, with Geoffrey Holmes (1985), and Tory and Whig: The Parliamentary Papers of Edward Harley, Third Earl of Oxford, and William Hay, M.P. for Seaford, 1715-1754, with Stephen Taylor (1998). He has also edited a festschrift for his mentor Geoffrey Holmes (1987), and essays in memory of his friends Philip Lawson (1998), John A. Phillips (2005) and, again, Geoffrey Holmes (2009).