Lord Thurlow & W. Pitt - 1789

Side 1: Edw. LORD THURLOW 1789

Lord Thurlow
W. Pitt the Younger

Side 2: THE RIGHT HON. W. PITT 1789

Dalton & Hamer 219 (Middlesex, Political and Social Series), BHM 331
Mm. 34 - White metal

From British Historical Medals (Vol. I p. 77):
" Eduard Thurlow, first Baron Thurlow (1731-1806). Educated at Seckars school, Scarning and Kings school, Canterbury. He was the Perse Scholar at Caius College, Cambridge, but was sent down for insulting the Dean. He became a lawyer and soon gained a name for his skilled advocacy. Thurlow was retained for the appellants to the Lords in the Douglas case and obtained a reversal of the decision of the Court of Session, subsequently fighting a duel with Andrew Stuart, the Duke of Hamilton's agent. He was appointed Attorney-General in 1771 and took office under Pitt but then intrigued against him with the Prince of Wales; he was obliged to resign in 1792."