Paul Brighton, Head of Media at the University of Wolverhampton, is set to take part in the 2008 Wolverhampton Local History Symposium.
His presentation will focus on Sir Henry Fowler, Viscount Wolverhampton, who was a solicitor and became an MP. He went on to become a Cabinet Minister and was in touching distance of becoming Liberal Party Leader, and even Prime Minister, in the 1890s and early 1900s.
Former BBC news presenter Paul, from the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, said: “My paper will look at how close Sir Henry Fowler actually came to the very top, and what might have been the implications for Wolverhampton had he become Prime Minister.”
The Wolverhampton Local History Symposium will take place at Bantock House, on Saturday, 23 February 2008, from 10.30am until 4pm.
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