Selborne, Roundell Palmer, Earl of

Selborne, Roundell Palmer, Earl of, Lord Chancellor, born in Oxfordshire; called to the bar in 1837, and after a brilliant career at Oxford entered Parliament in 1847, and in 1861 became Solicitor-General in Palmerston's ministry, receiving at the same time a knighthood; two years later was advanced to the Attorney-Generalship; in 1872 was elected Lord Chancellor, a position he retained till 1874, and again held from 1880 to 1885; refused to adopt Mr. Gladstone's Home Rule policy for Ireland and joined the Liberal-Unionists, but declined to take office under Lord Salisbury; was raised to an earldom in 1882, received various honorary degrees; greatly interested himself in hymnology, and edited “The Book of Praise”; wrote also several works on Church questions (1812-1895).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Seeley, Sir John Robert
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Selborne, Roundell Palmer, Earl of
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