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Hailsham Exhibition

This display can be found on the First Floor, a little further along from the Main Exhibition.

Rt Hon Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone KG, CH (formerly Quintin McGarel Hogg QC) (1907-2001) was a major figure in British politics. In the last half of the 20th Century, he held many ministerial offices.  He was twice Lord Chancellor, from 1970-1974 in the government of Edward Heath, and from 1979 to 1987 in the government of Margaret Thatcher. His father, the first Viscount of Hailsham (formerly Sir Douglas McGarel Hogg KC) (1872 to 1950) was himself Lord Chancellor, from 1928 to 1929, in the government of Neville Chamberlain and again from 1935 to 1938.

Lord Hailsham’s family has generously loaned his robes and other personal memorabilia to the exhibition.  Exhibiting the robes has been made possible by the generosity of a large number of private donors, many of whom have personal or professional connections with Lord Hailsham (including academic and professional bodies, and Judges and Queen’s Counsel whom he appointed).

The robes and memorabilia on display were all Lord Hailsham’s own, with the exception of the bench wig which was kindly supplied by Ede & Ravenscroft.

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