Biography of Lord Brougham


Brougham (broo'am), Lord/Brougham, Vaux Henry. Born in Edinburgh in 1778. Educated at the high school and university of that city, and admitted to the Scotch bar in 1800. Excluded from promotion in Scotland by his liberal principles, he joined the English bar in 1808, speedily acquired a reputation as a lawyer for the defense in Crown libel actions and by his eloquence in the cause of Queen Caroline, 1820. Died 1868.