Article Of Note: Plimsoll Draws The Line

Speculation about insurance fraud has been much circulated over recent days so the Liverpool Daily Post article on Samuel Plimsoll and the Plimsoll Line,  the introduction of which pitted him against such knavish characters as Scurvy Bates and political giants like Benjamin Disraeli , earned him the support of William Gladstone and Florence Nightingale.

What finally forced the measure through was massive public support that threatened Disraeli’s career.

Read the article here. 


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