"How the 'House of Lords Question' Was Settled. A Tale of the Terrace or, Mrs. Ponsonby-Jones's Revenge"

Title"How the 'House of Lords Question' Was Settled. A Tale of the Terrace or, Mrs. Ponsonby-Jones's Revenge"
Year for Search1899
AuthorsEscott, T[homas] H[ay] S[treet](1844-1924)
Tertiary AuthorsEscott, T. H. S.
Secondary TitleA Trip to Paradoxia and Other Humours of the Hour. Being Contemporary Pictures of Social Fact and Political Fiction
Pagination97-109
Date Published1899
PublisherGreening & Co.
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Satire. Because women visitors are distracting the Peers from the business of Parliament, the Prime Minister gets a bill passed prohibiting them from the terrace. Women vote in a majority in favor of abolishing the House of Lords. A compromise is reached in which women elect women representatives to a female house and the entire House of Lords becomes the Privy Council.

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(1844-1924)

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1899 Escott, T[homas] H[ay] S[treet] (1844-1924). “How the ‘House of Lords Question’ Was Settled. A Tale of the Terrace or, Mrs. Ponsonby-Jones’s Revenge.” In his A Trip to Paradoxia and Other Humours of the Hour. Being Contemporary Pictures of Social Fact and Political Fiction (London: Greening & Co., 1899), 97-109. L

Satire. Because women visitors are distracting the Peers from the business of Parliament, the Prime Minister gets a bill passed prohibiting them from the terrace. Women vote in a majority in favor of abolishing the House of Lords. A compromise is reached in which women elect women representatives to a female house and the entire House of Lords becomes the Privy Council.