Sir William Webb Follett (1796-1845), Attorney-General and politician
Sitter in 10 portraits
William Webb Follett was called to the Bar in 1824, and joined the western circuit in the following year. When Sir Robert Peel formed his administration in 1834, Follett was appointed solicitor general, and at the same time he was made a king's counsel and received a knighthood. The following year Follett was elected as MP for Exeter. He continued his private practice and was reputed to be the greatest advocate of his generation. In 1844 he was appointed as Attorney General.
by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 October 1840
Law and Crime
Politics, Government and Diplomacy