John Pemble: Late Georgian Westminster, 10 June 2010
Show More The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1820-32 by D.R. Fisher.
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“... to have cost £80,000: the Whig spent £30,000 and still lost. The burden could be crippling. John Benett, MP for Wiltshire, was told by his brother in 1820: ‘The failure of the subscriptions at both the last elections has already thrown an overwhelming debt upon your property, and one that you will never see cleared as long as you live.’ And all for ...”