United Kingdom House of Lords Speeches Collection


This collection comprises recordings of seven historic speeches given to the UK House of Lords between 1641 and 1945. Readings are of speeches originally given by the 1st Earl of Strafford (Thomas Wentworth), the 1st Earl of Chatham (William Pitt the Elder), the 6th Baron Byron (the poet Lord Byron), the 1st Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley), the 3rd Earl of Lucan (George Lord Bingham) and the 3rd Earl Russell (the philosopher Bertrand Russell). (Summary by Carl Manchester)

Genre(s): Literary Collections, Political Science

Language: English

Group: UK Parliamentary Speeches

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Speech on impeachment for High Treason, 1641 Thomas Wentworth Etext Rachel Lintern
00:25:56 en
Play 02 Speech on the French purchase of Corsica, 1770 William Pitt the Elder Etext David Federman
00:07:03 en
Play 03 Speech on the American War of Independence, 1777 William Pitt the Elder Etext Philippa
00:24:49 en
Play 04 Speech on the Frame-work Bill, 1812 George Gordon, Lord Byron Etext David Federman
00:19:05 en
Play 05 Speech on the Corn Laws, 1846 Arthur Wellesley Etext Sibella Denton
00:08:59 en
Play 06 Speech in defence of actions at Balaclava, 1855 George Bingham, Earl of Lucan Etext Mark F. Smith
00:22:29 en
Play 07 Speech on the atomic bomb, 1945 Bertrand Russell Etext Carl Manchester
00:13:01 en