At a grand dinner to open commercial buildings in Leeds, UK, in 1829, toasts were made to prominent people in the country and community. How many toasts were made?

Answer: Illustrating the pageantry of Victorian life, no fewer than ten toasts were made. These were to the King, the Duke of Clarence, the King’s Ministers, the County Members, the Mayor, the Mayor and Corporation, the Vicar of Leeds, the Magistrates of the West Riding, the 14th Light Dragoons and the Yorkshire Hussars.

Source: Cities of Ideas – Civil Society and Urban Governance in Britain by Robert Colls and Richard Rodger

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