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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“... before they got allowances for second homes. ‘Members of your fortune,’ his father told Panton Corbett, MP for Shrewsbury, ‘live in cheap lodgings, dining in the coffee house of the Commons five days in the week and visiting their friends the other two.’ Even this was expensive. Bellamy, the catering manager of the Commons, charged 5s 6d (about £27.50 ...”