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Denman, Right Hon. Thomas, Baron, was born in London in 1779, and received his early education from Mrs. Barbauld. He then went to Eton, and ultimately took his degree at Cambridge in 1800. Being called to the bar he soon obtained a large practice. He defended the Luddites, and with Lord Brougham was counsel for Queen Caroline. In 1818 he entered Parliament, but the king opposed his advancement. However, in 1830, Lord Grey made him Attorney-General, and two years later he succeeded to the Lord Chief Justiceship of the King's Bench. His elevation to the peerage followed in 1834. In 1850 he resigned, and died in 1854. His fourth son, the Hon. George Denman (d. 1896), occupied a seat on the same bench.