Advocacy, Law and American Independence: Thomas Erskine and the Transatlantic Public Sphere, 1775-1823

Project: Research

Project Details


This $8,000 research fellowship was awarded by The Library of Congress, Washington DC and the Georgian Papers Programme (jointly run by King's College, London; William & Mary College, Williamsburg and the Royal Archives, Windsor). My research focuses on leading advocate, reforming Whig MP and Lord Chancellor Thomas Erskine (1750-1823) as a case study to explore the dynamic transatlantic transmission of legal culture during the American War of Independence and Early Republic.
Short titleThomas Erskine and C18th Transatlantic Legal Culture
Effective start/end date1/10/1830/11/18


  • Eighteenth-Century law Advocacy Erskine American Independence