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Rose Lerner

I love books! I also write them. FYI: I use this space for recs of books I wholeheartedly love only. My recs are honest, but I have social relationships with some of the romance authors whose books I rec. 

Electoral Behavior in Unreformed England: Plumpers, Splitters, and Straights

Electoral Behavior in Unreformed England - John A. Phillips A GREAT resource for better understanding borough elections in England before the 1832 Reform Act. It assumed a fair amount of knowledge about 19th century politics and the basic functioning of unreformed Parliament and elections, which I sometimes had and sometimes really didn't and wished he would explain. I suspect it was originally a doctoral thesis intended to be read by other unreformed politics scholars. But it was a fabulous analysis of the extent to which borough elections were politically/ideologically driven versus a question of personalities, local loyalties, and influence.