Henry Peter Brougham

[1st Baron Brougham And Vaux]

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Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778–1868) (pronounced Broom and Vokes) was a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.

As a young lawyer in Scotland Brougham helped to found the Edinburgh Review in 1802 and contributed many articles to it. He went to London, and was called to the English bar in 1808. In 1810 he entered the House of Commons as a ... more »

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  • ''Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.''
    Henry Peter, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux Brougham (1778-1868), Scottish Whig politician. Speech, January 29, 1828, to the House of Commons.
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