I recently sent a letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg about Parliamentary history, this is the reply I received.
Many thanks for your email. Jacob has asked me to reply on his behalf.
The following may be useful:
In terms of political philosophy he thinks that Edmund Burke is a good starting point as well as Adam Smith and John Locke. He has also sought inspiration from the writings of his father, the late Lord William Rees-Mogg and has enjoyed biographies about politicians such as Stanley Baldwin, Margaret Thatcher and Pitt the Younger.
I hope this is helpful.
Parliamentary Assistant to Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
House of Commons’