More on Earl Fitzwilliam
Posted by Linden on May 28, 1998 at 20:02:35:
In response to Earl Fitzwilliam and Fitzwilliam Darcy, written by Linden on May 24, 1998 at 20:01:23
Earl Fitzwilliam was interesting politically. As Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire he was responsible for putting down the Luddites, which he did, in no uncertain terms.
Yet some years later, after the Peterloo massacre, he organised a meeting to request a parliamentary inquiry into what went wrong, and was promptly forced to resign as LL.
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