Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal

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Tindal is best remembered for successfully defending Queen Caroline at her trial for adultery in 1820. Trained in the law, Tindal was called to the Bar as a barrister in 1809 and built a considerable practice on the Northern circuit. He entered Parliament as an MP in 1824 and served as Solicitor-General from 1826 to 1829. He was appointed Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas in 1829 an office he held until his death.

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Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal




oil on canvas


H 141 x W 111.1 cm

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Given by the Society of Judges and Serjeants-at-Law, 1877. On long-term loan to the Royal Courts of Justice, London

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