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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 14

Important Dates in the History of the Peerage

Important Dates in the History of the Peerage.

  • 6 February, 1649.—The House of Lords abolished by resolution of the Commons.
  • 7 February, 1856.—Refused to admit Lord Wensleydale as a Life Peer.
  • 31 March, 1868.—Abolished voting by proxy.
  • 13 July, 1871.—Passed Act depriving bankrupt Peers of seat and vote.
  • 5 October, 1876.—Lords Blackburn and Gordon admitted as Life Peers.