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.
Editors. "First Jewish MP admitted to the House of Commons - Lionel de Rothschild". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
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