The Chairman 8

The Chairman 8

Posted on 01/21/2014


Photo taken on January 21, 2014


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Hornby
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1906
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William H Foster
Lancashire


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Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
"On 24 January 1881, he [William Foster] introduced a new Coercion Bill in the House of Commons, to deal with the growth of the Land League, and in the course of his speech declared it to be "the most painful duty" he had ever had to perform. The bill passed, among its provisions being one enabling the Irish government to arrest without trial persons "reasonably suspected" of crime and conspiracy.

The Irish party used every opportunity to oppose this act, and Forster was kept constantly on the move between Dublin and London, conducting his campaign and defending it in the House of Commons.

He was nicknamed "Buckshot" by the Nationalist press, on the supposition that he had ordered its use by the police when firing on a crowd."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Edward_Forster
3 years ago.
The Chairman 8
The Chairman 8
Round here they were the owners of the local Mill! :-)
3 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks has replied to The Chairman 8
I hadn't heard of him before. Interesting artefact.
3 years ago.
The Chairman 8
The Chairman 8
This is him trying to get voted in in Hornby - where they had a big house - in 1906!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.