Henry Brougham Esq.r M.P. The Queen's Attorney General.
London, Published by Tho.s Kelly, 17, Pateroster Row, Feb. 24, 1821.
Stipple and etching, large margins. Plate 190 x 140mm. 7½ x 5½".
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), defending Queen Caroline at her 'trial' in 1820, for which he gained popular renown. Brougham was a radical lawyer and MP who tirelessly campaigned for the advancement of education and reform. In 1810 he entered Parliament as a Whig and immediately promoted legislation against slave trading. He served as Lord Chancellor from 1830 to 1834 and played a leading part in drafting and promoting the Reform Bill of 1832 with Lord Grey. In 1802 he co-founded the Whig periodical the 'Edinburgh Review' with Sydney Smith. He helped establish the London Mechanics Institutes (1824), the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1826), and the non-denominational University College London (1828).
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