William Godwin's Diary


The king addresses both houses of parliament on the military situation with respect to the war with France. The Commons debated the re-establishment of habeas corpus. The motion was defeated 185 to 41 on 5 January 1795. The suspension of habeas corpus was not finally removed until 1801.

See The Times, 31 December 1794 and Albert Goodwin, The friends of liberty: the English democratic movement in the age of the French Revolution (London: Hutchinson, 1979) pp. 366-7.