Could the Irish sit?
A book on George III mentions that when he spoke to parliament he did
so in the House of Lords and that the Lords could sit down. It also
mentions that the members of the Commons had to stand.
If an Irish peer was a member of the House of Commons could he sit? If
so, would he?
Also, is this arrangement still the case? What is the history of
sitting/standing in the presense of the monarch in the British
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