Posted by Linden on August 11, 1998 at 23:44:36:
In response to Parliament in the Winter of 1814, written by Lisa L. on August 11, 1998 at 12:27:50
] We all know that gentlemen usually went to Parliament in January. But the winter of 1813/1814 was one of the worst, even causing the Thames to freeze solid and the roads to be impassable.
] Does anyone know if Parliament was delayed in 1814 or did they have Parliament despite the fact that many of the gentlemen couldn't make it to London?
I don't think so - there was a lot of parliamentary debate going on, and I'm sure we should have heard of a suspension of parliament.
A tad of evidence from Lord Byron's journal, dated 14 November 1813 to 19 April 1814 (sorry, I can't pin it down further):
"I have declined presenting the Debtor's Petition, being sick of parliamentary mummeries"
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