This May - the month of the 2015 general election - we take a look at some of the papers in the Archive concerning members of the Rothschild family who stood for Parliament, and were elected to the House of Commons.
Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1808-1879) is famous for his struggle for Jewish emancipation, finally taking his seat in the House of Commons as an MP for the City of London in 1858. Read more about his campaign in our online exhibition From Bank to Westminster »
Many other members of the Rothschild family have served in Parliament. Find out more about Rothschilds in politics »
Over 50 years after Baron Lionel took his seat, his grandson, also called Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882-1942) was elected to the House, serving as Conservative MP for the Vale of Aylesbury from 1910 to 1923.