The distinguished historian and life peer Peter Hennessy addresses one of the most fascinating areas of political debate of our times – the state of the union. In The Kingdom to Come Hennessy records the run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum in September 2014 and its immediate aftermath,and describes the enormous constitutional building site opened up for the whole of the United Kingdom by the result. This collection of essays examines the possible agenda for the remaking of the constitution in the medium and long term.
Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary University of London. He was educated at Marling School, Stroud; St John’s College, Cambridge; the London School of Economics and Harvard (where he was a Kennedy Scholar 1971–72). He spent 20 years in journalism with spells on The Times, the Financial Times and The Economist and as a presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and sits as an independent crossbench peer in the House of Lords as Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield.