Krell v Henry [1903]

Defendant agreed in writing to hire rooms with view of
coronation procession for £75.
Paid £25 immediately and agreed to pay balance before
taking up rooms.
King ill, procession cancelled.
Defendant declined to pay £50.
Court of Appeal held principle of Taylor v Caldwell not limited to situations where event preventing
performance is destruction or non-existence of something which is subject matter
of contract.
Processions and relative position of flat lay at
foundation of agreement.
Therefore contract discharged.