The One-Legged Sailor & the King

The One-Legged Sailor & the King

THE ONE-LEGGED SAILOR AND THE KING - Dennis Collinsby Cormac F LowthThroughout the year 1832, debates raged in the British Parliament at Westminster on the subject of Reform. Passions were aroused on the subject and there were heated exchanges which were reported in detail in the newspapers of the day. These reports were often accompanied by lengthy editorials and letters from the public which swayed from one end of the political spectrum to the other. There were many aspects to the proposed legislative reforms and these included the abolition of slavery in the Colonies, punishment in the army, child labour and the abolition of tithes. The principal debates, however, centred upon Parliamentary reform and the extension, or limitation, of the franchise, depending on which side of the house the argument came from. The abolition of Capital Punishment for a number of offences was another issue that took up a great Read More