Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman (1779-1854), Lord Chief Justice
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The Whig MP and Judge Denman held the post of Attorney General (1830) and drafted the Reform Bill of 1832. Success at the bar came slowly and he supplemented his income by literary journalism for the Monthly Review, a Whig magazine. His eloquent defence of Luddites, charged with high treason in 1817, confirmed his liberal principles and brought him to the attention of the Whig aristocracy. In 1819 he took a seat in the House of Commons and was a keen critic of the government's repressive legislation and a supporter of anti-slavery.
attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 6 August 1821
by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 August 1832