Ffynh 8B

Went to Houses of Parliament – very much disappointed with them. Grand buildings outside but inside they are crabbed, small and suffocating, especially House of Commons. I will not say but that I eyed the assembly in a spirit similar to that in which William the Conqueror eyed England on his visit to Edward the Confessor, the region of his future domain. Oh, vanity.

(Lloyd George, diary entry, Saturday, 12 November 1880 in W.R.P. George, The Making of Lloyd George, London, 1976, p. 101 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )