Caroline Shenton’s The Day Parliament Burned Down wins Political Book of the Year
November 11, 2013 Leave a comment
Mediaeval History graduate Caroline Shenton (MA, 1989) has been awarded the Paddy Power and Total Politics Political Book of the Year 2013 for her book The Day Parliament Burned Down published with Oxford University Press (2012). Dr Shenton is Clerk of the Records in the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster and below she describes what inspired her to investigate the 1834 fire that demolished the Palace of Westminster and the records held there. Dr Shenton writes a blog about her work as an archivist, historian and appearances in the media.