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The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham

The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham
Written by Himself
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  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108078443

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  • A child prodigy, Henry Brougham (1778–1868), later Lord Brougham and Vaux, entered in 1792 the University of Edinburgh, where he focused on mathematics and then law, while his amateur scientific studies led him to become a fellow of the Royal Society at the age of twenty-five. Called to both the Scottish and English bars, and moving in radical political circles, he became famous as a defender of free speech, a passionate abolitionist, and co-founder of the Edinburgh Review. He also founded the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, and after many years as an MP, he was given a peerage in 1830 and became Lord Chancellor in Lord Grey's Whig government, where he was instrumental in the passing of the 1832 Reform Act. This three-volume autobiography was published posthumously in 1871, with some additional notes, but the text was untouched, as stipulated in Brougham's will.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108078443
    • length: 1648 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 2.07kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: To the reader
    1. Early life
    2. Early life (cont.)
    3. Visit to Denmark and Scandinavia
    4. The Scotch Bar and the Edinburgh Review
    5. Tour through Holland and Italy
    6. Volunteering project, and mission to Portugal
    7. Politics of the day
    8. Home and foreign politics
    9. Home politics
    Appendix of notes. Volume 2: To the reader
    Note to the second edition of Volume 1
    10. The Orders in Council
    11. Home and foreign politics
    12. The Prince and Princess of Wales
    13. The Princess of Wales and the Princess Charlotte
    14. The Princess of Wales and the Princess Charlotte (cont.)
    15. The income-tax
    16. The trial of Queen Caroline
    17. The northern circuit
    18. The proceedings against the queen. Volume 3: To the reader
    Prefatory note
    19. Elected Rector of the University of Glasgow
    20. Accession of William IV
    21. The Grey cabinet
    22. State of public feeling
    23. The king, the duke of Sussex, and Sir Auguste d'Este
    24. Holland, Belgium, and the siege of Antwerp
    25. Bishop Phillpotts
    26. The position of the Grey cabinet
    27. The situation on Lord Grey's retirement
    28. Personal sketches of eminent contemporaries
    Appendix A.

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    Henry Brougham

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