This pamphlet includes the full text of Lord Byron’s maiden speech in the House of Lords, alongside his Ode to the Framers of the Frame Bill, 1812 and Song for the Luddites 1816.
Lord Byron gave his maiden speech in the House of Lords in 1812 during a debate on the Frame Work Bill. His impassioned defence of the working class labourers who had been protesting against their employers’ work practices helped result in the Bill being watered down so that those who damaged machinery could not be hanged for their crime. 24pp
Ralph Lloyd-Jones is the editor of the Journal of the International Byron Society and works in Nottinghamshire as a local history librarian. He is the author of many articles and reviews on Byron.