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Lord Chancellors


52 People in sitter grouping:

The Lord Chancellor is a senior cabinet minister, appointed by the sovereign on recommendation from the Prime Minister. Once appointed, they are responsible for the efficient running and independence of the courts. The role of Lord Chancellor is one of the most established in government and can be traced as far back as the Norman Conquest. They head the Ministry of Justice as the Secretary of Sate for Justice and until the constitutional Reform Act of 2005, also acted as Speaker of the House of Lords and head of Judiciary.

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne

1837-1913
Lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Ireland
Sitter in 12 portraits
Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Aylesford

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Aylesford

1647?-1719
Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 11 portraits
Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst

Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst

1714-1794
Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

1872-1930
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

1778-1868
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 259 portraits
Stanley Owen Buckmaster, 1st Viscount Buckmaster

Stanley Owen Buckmaster, 1st Viscount Buckmaster

1861-1934
Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 5 portraits
Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns

Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns

1819-1885
Lord Chancellor and philanthropist
Sitter in 20 portraits
Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote

Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote

1876-1947
Lawyer and statesman
Sitter in 8 portraits
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

1714-1794
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 30 portraits
George Cave, Viscount Cave

George Cave, Viscount Cave

1856-1928
Lawyer and statesman
Sitter in 7 portraits
Frederick Thesiger, 1st Baron Chelmsford

Frederick Thesiger, 1st Baron Chelmsford

1794-1878
Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 15 portraits
Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke

1940-
Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Reginald Edward Manningham-Buller, 1st Viscount Dilhorne

Reginald Edward Manningham-Buller, 1st Viscount Dilhorne

1905-1980
Politician and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Sitter in 11 portraits
John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

1751-1838
Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 93 portraits
(Frederick) Elwyn Jones, Baron Elwyn-Jones of Llanelli

(Frederick) Elwyn Jones, Baron Elwyn-Jones of Llanelli

1909-1989
Lord High Chancellor, politician and author
Sitter in 14 portraits
Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine

1750-1823
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 69 portraits