The History of Politics: The Rotten Boroughs of England

The windswept and ruined abbey of Old Sarum in Wiltshire was the most notorious rotten borough in Britain. It was the property of the famous Pitt family from the mid-17th century until 1802. William Pitt the Elder was MP for Old Sarum along with Robert Nedham (1735–1741), Sir George Lyttelton, Bt (1741–1742), James Grenville (1742 … Continue reading The History of Politics: The Rotten Boroughs of England