Dr Stephen Roberts

Current Research

History of Parliament Research

As the long process of drafting 1,803 biographies and 316 constituency pieces has reached fruition, I have recently completed three lives of major ‘household names’ of the period: John Pym, the hyper-industrious manager of the attack on the government of Charles I in the early 1640s; Sir Simonds D’Ewes, the most celebrated and most enduring of the diarists of the Long Parliament (1640-53); a