United States of The Ionian Islands - Government

Government

The government was organised under the direction of a Lord High Commissioner, appointed by the British monarch on the advice of the British government. In total, ten men served in this capacity, including William Gladstone as a Lord High Commissioner Extraordinary.

The Ionian Islands had a bicameral legislature, titled the 'Parliament of the United State of the Ionian Islands' and composed of a Legislative Assembly and a Senate.

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