Viewing "The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham" Volume 2 (Second Edition) (1871).
Henry Lord Brougham (1778-1868) was a Whig politician and member of Parliament; he was instrumental in the passage of the 1832 Reform Act and the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. He was also a very successful barrister who was retained by Queen Caroline to defend her in divorce proceedings brought by her husband George IV. He served four years as Lord High Chancellor, 1830-1834. He then served in the House of Lords until death in 1868. His three volume autobiography was posthumously published in 1871. The second volume covers his life from 1804 to 1814.