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The Abandoned Hill With Two Members Of Parliament

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Channel: Tom Scott
Categories: Economics   |   Society / Culture   |   Social Science  
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Old Sarum, in Wiltshire, is a now-desolate hillfort run by English Heritage. But it was once one of the most important sites in southern England: so important that it had two members of Parliament. Then, it became a "rotten borough": and a warning about power.

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Research and script assistance from Jess Jewell
Drone camera by Jamie Bellinger
Edited by Michelle Martin:
Audio mix by Graham Haerther:

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Corfield, P. (2000). Power and the professions in Britain 1700-1850. London: Routledge.

Dodsworth, W. (1814). An historical description of the cathedral church of Salisbury : including an account of the monuments, chiefly extracted from Gough's "Sepulchral Monuments," and other authentic documents : also, biographical memoirs of the Bishops of Salisbury, from the earliest period by W. Dodsworth, verger of the Cathedral

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