I'm not too sure about then..
Posted by Caroline on January 22, 1998 at 18:45:43:
In response to Catholics, written by Ann on January 22, 1998 at 16:33:05
I'm not very familiar with Bridesmaid Regurgitated, but I do know this...
Most of the severe restrictions on Catholics were removed in the times of the first two Georges, once the shock of the '45 had been got over. In fact, when a certain Lord Gordon tried to have them re-instituted in 1780, or thereabouts, there were riots protesting the unfairness of it.Pitt himself introduced a Catholic Emancipation Bill (or something very similar-sounding...sorry this is from memory again) in 1800, or 1801, which almost passed, but was kyboshed by the King, who said it was against his Coronation oath (and who was probably right about that, because he was actually fairly lucid at that time).
As far as I know, Catholics had to have a sign on their houses saying that Catholics lived there, and that was about it.The passing of the real Catholic Emancipation Bill(a Wellington Acheivement )in 1832, gave Catholics the right to vote, hold public office, hold comissions in the Army. Not sure what it did for the Universities though.
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