1861. The date of a law under which a woman was recently jailed. For what crime, you ask? Making a choice about her own body.
Teachers and students alike laughed off my ambition of one day wanting to be Prime Minister, yet, if at Eton, it would be a perfectly reasonable ambition.
I know it's odd. A liberal defending the unelected House of Lords, but there is still a credible argument for its continued existence… even in 2023.