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Brougham, Henry Peter, Baron Brougham and Vaux, 1778-1868



  • Existence: 1778 - 1868

Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux,(19 September 1778 – 7 May 1868) was a British statesman who became Lord High Chancellor and played a prominent role in passing the 1832 Reform Act and 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. Born in Edinburgh, Brougham helped found the Edinburgh Review in 1802 before moving to London, where he qualified as a barrister in 1808. Elected to the House of Commons in 1810 as a Whig, he was Member of Parliament for a number of constituencies until becoming a peer in 1834.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Peter 1st Baron of Brougham and Vaux letter

Mss 838253.1
Identifier: Mss 838253.1
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Henry Peter Brougham, Baron of Brougham and Vaux letter

Mss 831590
Identifier: Mss 831590
Overview In English.