Henry Peter, Baron Brougham

Standard Name: Brougham, Henry Peter,,, Baron
Used Form: Lord Brougham


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death Harriette Wilson
Brougham came through one last time, writing to Worcester (now Duke of Beaufort) to ask for either £5 or £7 . . . will be quite enough and very handsome.
Wilson, Frances. The Courtesan’s Revenge. Faber.
She was presumably buried...
Education Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
They sometimes attended the local Westminster Infant School in Vincent Square, London, alongside ragged children.
Burton, Hester. Barbara Bodichon, 1827-1891. John Murray.
Herstein, Sheila R. A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. Yale University Press.
The progressive school was a non-charity educational enterprise along Owenite lines initially funded by a committee...
Education Susan Ferrier
For a few years SF attended Mr Stalker's Academy, an infant school for boys and girls.
Parker, William Mathie. Susan Ferrier and John Galt. Longmans, Green.
One of her schoolmates was Henry Brougham , later a lawyer and politician of liberal views who rose...
Family and Intimate relationships Anna Jane Vardill
AJV 's mother was born Agnes Birtwhistle in 1752 at Skipton in Yorkshire, into a family which was a local power there and over the Scottish border at Gatehouse of Fleet. Anna Jane...
Family and Intimate relationships Harriette Wilson
Her first important relationship begun in Paris was with Henry Brougham , later Lord Brougham. Unlike her other lovers, he did not destroy her letters, but kept them.
Wilson, Frances. The Courtesan’s Revenge. Faber.
Friends, Associates Jane Marcet
JM probably knew her husband's friends Edward Jenner and William Hyde Wollaston ; she certainly knew and corresponded with John Yelloy . She was a friend on her own account of Margaret Bryan ,
Marcet, Jane. “Introduction”. Chemistry in the Schoolroom: 1806, edited by Hazel Rossotti, AuthorHouse, p. i - xxi.
iii, v n6
Friends, Associates Harriet Martineau
HM 's social circle vastly expanded at this time until she knew virtually all the prominent people, particularly the political men, of her day. As she recorded in her Autobiography, however, she refused to...
Friends, Associates Mary Russell Mitford
A few years later, as a published author, MRM became friendly with James Perry (editor of the Morning Chronicle). At his house she met a number of eminent men: politicians Lord Brougham and Lord Erskine
Friends, Associates Harriette Wilson
She also made male friends who treated her as an intellectual equal (this list overlaps with that of her lovers). She corresponded with Henry Brougham and with Byron . Brougham, the liberal lawyer—anti-abolitionist, pro-Queen-Caroline...
Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Gore
In an extraordinary passage near the end of the book, Cecil lists a number of people who might, if they could only work together, revolutionize the country.
Farrell, John P. “Toward a New History of Fiction: The Wolff Collection and the Example of Mrs. Gore”. The Library Chronicle of the University of Texas at Austin, Vol.
, pp. 28-37.
The names he mentions include actual...
Literary responses Harriet Martineau
She had made up her mind to accept a mooted pension in 1832, but it never materialised and she came to feel that her independence of mind was too precious to accept such an obligation....
Literary responses Caroline Norton
This time her reception was more positive. Lord Brougham judged that this pamphlet, as clever a thing as ever was written, would certainly contribute to reforming the divorce laws.
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby.
J. W. Kaye 's The...
politics Isabella Lickbarrow
This indicates an active political conscience. Lord Lonsdale wielded his huge local power on behalf of the Tory Party. In February this year there were riots in Kendal when two sons of Lonsdale, standing as...
politics Amelia Opie
The Anti-Slavery Convention was the culmination of years of abolitionist work for AO , work which brought her into contact with such figures as the lawyer and politician Henry, Lord Brougham , in England and...
Publishing Harriette Wilson
As Stockdale had anticipated, the pirates had a field day. Unauthorised editions included those of Onwhyn (whom Stockdale took to court, vainly, on 11 January 1826), Duncombe (whose verbatim and allegedly cheapest edition was advertised...


10 October 1802: The Edinburgh Review (founded by Henry Brougham...

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10 October 1802

The Edinburgh Review (founded by Henry Brougham as a quarterly magazine of liberal views) published its first issue; it became a leading voice under editors like Francis Jeffrey and Sydney Smith , and lasted until...

28 June 1820: Parliament granted leave to Henry Brougham...

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28 June 1820

Parliament granted leave to Henry Brougham to present a Parish Schools Bill to provide for schools established and maintained by the Anglican clergy.

1826: The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge...

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The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was founded by Lord Brougham .

July 1835: The first issue of The British and Foreign...

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July 1835

The first issue of The British and Foreign Review; or, European Quarterly Journal was published.

1838: Coachmakers Robinson and Cook built, for...

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Coachmakers Robinson and Cook built, for Lord Brougham , a vehicle in a new style, the first brougham.

1844: The Law Amendment Society was founded by...

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The Law Amendment Society was founded by Lord Brougham .

14 March 1856: A petition for Reform of the Married Women's...

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14 March 1856

A petitionfor Reform of the Married Women's Property Law, organized by the Married Women's Property Committee and signed by many prominent women, was presented to both Houses of Parliament.

13 February 1857: Lord Brougham introduced an unsuccessful...

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13 February 1857

Lord Brougham introduced an unsuccessful Married Women's Property Bill to the House of Lords .

October 1857: The National Association for the Promotion...

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October 1857

1850: The Interpretation Act (also known as Lord...

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The Interpretation Act (also known as Lord Brougham 's Act) which aimed to simplify the language of legal statutes, laid down that the masculine includes the feminine (so that he should be understood to mean...

15 August 1867: The Representation of the People Act, known...

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15 August 1867

The Representation of the People Act, known as the Second Reform Bill, extended the male franchise.


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