Some Tories were imprisoned here after 1780; many of them escaped in May 1781.
was returned with two Tories above him.
He seems, in fact, to have agreed with the foreign policy of the Tories and with the home policy of the Whigs, and naturally incurred the reproach of time-serving and the hearty abuse of both parties.
Yet the opposition of the Tories had not been wholly inspired by the desire to maintain the political predominance of a class.
When it was over the Liberal party was just short of the numerical strength which was requisite to defeat the combination of Tories and Parnellites.