First Jewish MP admitted to the House of Commons - Lionel de Rothschild

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Historical Context Note

Rothschild had been elected in 1847, 1849, 1852 and 1857, but was unable, as a practising Jew, to take his seat in Parliament, till the law changed.

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Editors. "First Jewish MP admitted to the House of Commons - Lionel de Rothschild". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5014, accessed 01 September 2014.]