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Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield (1667-1732), Lord Chancellor

Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Trained in the law, Thomas Parker was called to the Bar in 1691 and entered Parliament in 1705. He served as Lord Chief Justice from 1710 to 1717 and as Lord Chancellor from 1718 until suspicions of financial irregularities forced him to resign in 1725. Later that year he was impeached and tried in the House of Lords. He was found guilty of corruption for taking more than one hundred thousand pounds in bribes (more than eleven million in today's currency). He was required to pay a fine of £30,000 and was imprisoned in the Tower of London until the fine was paid.

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Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1712)
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D32034

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

after George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
wash, (1712)
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D38068

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

by Francis Kyte, sold by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1714 (1712)
NPG D38068

D27515

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

by George Vertue, sold by Edmund Parker, sold by Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1722
NPG D27515

D38069

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1722
NPG D38069

D38070

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

by George Vertue, sold by Edmund Parker, sold by Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1722
NPG D38070

D8282

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1722
NPG D8282

D27514

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

after Unknown artist
etching and line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27514

D18991

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

by Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1775-1800
NPG D18991