Thomas Erskine and Trial by Jury Paperback / softback
As King's Counsel he was involved in many celebrated trials, including the prosecution of John Horne Took for seditious libel and of Queen Caroline for adultery.
His other notable achievements include the successful defence of Thomas Paine's Rights of Man, which cost him the post of Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales. Erskine also served as Member of Parliament for Portsmouth and for just one year as Lord Chancellor.
Latterly the First Baron Erskine, this book covers his controversial career and rise to high office. An ideal companion to Sir William Garrow (Waterside Press 2010).
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 276 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Waterside Press
- Publication Date: 30/03/2010
- Category: Legal history
- ISBN: 9781904380597