1911 August Footnotes

[1] The Parliament (Veto) Act 1911 (1 & 2 Geo.5 c. 13) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Act effectively removed the right of the House of Lords to veto money bills completely, and replaced its right of veto over other public bills with the ability to delay them for a maximum of two years (the Parliament Act 1949 reduced this to one). It also reduced the maximum term of a parliament from seven years to five.

[2] August 1911 Bermondsey Women’s Strikes – this strike wave emerged suddenly, led by women with no previous trade union experience and involved twenty-three Bermondsey factories. That summer of 1911 was the hottest for years. Women marched through the main streets singing and chanting. From Pinks jam factory they carried banners declaring “We are not white slaves, we’re Pinks slaves”.

[3] The Belah Viaduct was a railway viaduct on the South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway, crossing the River Belah, in Cumbria, England, about a mile south of the village of Barras and 4 miles east north east of Kirkby Stephen. It was completed in 1860 and was demolished in 1963.

[4] “Derelicts” by William John Locke. Published 1897.

[5] The Notorious Miss Lisle by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds. Published 1911.

[6] The Inheritance by Miss Ferrier. Published 1893.

[7] Cousin Ivo by Cecily Sidgwick. Published 1899.


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