W. E. Gladstone's Irish Land Act fixes tenures, and establishes a land court to deal with excessive rents. Irish members at Westminster obstruct passage of repressive Coercion bill for Ireland in Commons, which sits for 41 hours continuously when, on February 2nd, Speaker H.B.W. Brand takes division on first reading.
Editors. "Irish Land and Coercion Acts". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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