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.
Best wishes,
Stacey Tong
Parliamentary Assistant to Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
House of Commons’

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