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Small Bronze Bust of Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
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Small Bronze Bust of Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Circa 1831

Measurements: Height: 14cm (5.5in)

£275

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Bronze bust. Inscribed to the reverse ‘Publish’d as the Act Directs Jan ‘1’ 1831 by Saml Parker 12 Argyll Place London’.

Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, P.C., Q.C., F.R.S. (1778 –1868), the British statesman and Lord Chancellor, who as a young lawyer helped to found the Edinburgh Review in 1802, was called to the Bar in London in 1808. In 1810 he entered the House of Commons as Whig. Brougham took up fight against slave trade and opposed restrictions on trade with continental Europe. In 1820, he won popular renown as chief attorney to Queen Caroline, and in the next decade he became a liberal leader in the House. He not only proposed educational reforms in Parliament but also was one of the founders of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in 1825 and of University College Londonin 1826. As Lord Chancellor from 1830 to 1834 he effected many legal reforms to speed procedure and established the Central Criminal Court. In later years he spent much of his time in Cannes, which he established as a popular resort.

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