• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: The first life peeresses to sit in the Lords were introduced to the House this afternoon.

  • Description

    SYNOPSIS: The first life peeresses to sit in the Lords were introduced to the House this afternoon. Three new life peers also took their seats -- Lord Stonham, Lord Granville-West and Lord Shackleton, as well as the new Lord Chief Justice, Lord Parker. The peeresses were : Baroness Wootton, formerly Professor Barbara Wootton; and Baroness Swanborough, better known as Lady Reading, head of the W.V.S.

    Wearing the parliamentary robes of a baron, Baroness Swanborough became the first woman in history to take the oath of allegiance to the Queen.

    The tricorn hat was specially made for the first ladies of the Upper House, and its rosette of gold lace is the only feminine touch in the peeresses ceremonial dress.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAGOJFV47WNE4OBJ6CT7GSU876
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGOJFV47WNE4OBJ6CT7GSU876
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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