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Liberty of Conscience bill (1811) (p. 1)

On 21st March 1811, the third Earl Stanhope presented the Liberty of Conscience Bill in the House of Lords. The Bill attempted to prohibit the discrimination of religious dissenters and to guarantee any worshipper the right to attend the place of worship and divine services of their chosen religion. Unfortunately the Bill failed in the Lords, however he continued to speak in favour of religious freedoms.