Passepartout spoke of the time when it was erected in Manchester. It was clearly once an entitlement of all hereditary peers.
Unless I was mistaken, this was restricted to 92 hereditary peers.
Passepartout held a magnifying glass up to the Court of Requests; the expansion of the Peerage by King George III during the 18th century. John said it was thought to have been originally supported by pillars. We looked for other parts of the old Houses of Parliament but could not find any.
Times certainly changed after a fire destroyed much of the complex in 1512. "Are you sure this was the home of the British parliament? Passepartout explained how it had been designed to burn coal--which gives off a high heat with little flame--and not wood. Passepartout told me it was put before parliament on the 4th of November 2015.
Setting out from Reform Club, we headed for 11 Downing Street.