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date: 17 February 2020

October Clublocked

(act. 1711–1714)
  • Pat Rogers

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October Club (act. 1711–1714), was a network of tory dissidents in the House of Commons that took its name from the potent ale the members were said to favour, and at the same time commemorated the resounding victory their party had obtained in the general election of October 1710. At the end of that year a watchdog committee of MPs known as the ...

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D. W. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, & S. Handley, eds., , 5 vols. (2002)