Erskine continued to take part in celebrated trials such as the prosecution of queen caroline for adultery thomas erskine and trial by jury is an ideal companion to sir william garrow his life times and fight for justice also by john hostettler. Thomas erskine 1st baron erskine kt pc kc 10 january 1750 17 november 1823 was a british lawyer and politician he served as lord chancellor of the united kingdom between 1806 and 1807 in the ministry of all the talents j hostettler 1996 thomas erskine and trial by jury. A biography of thomas erskine one of the greatest advocates ever to appear in an english court of law. Thomas erskine 1750 1823 was one of the greatest advocates ever to appear in an english court of law as kings counsel he was involved in many celebrated trials including the prosecution of john horne took for seditious libel and of queen caroline for adultery his other notable achievements . Thomas erskine also served as a member of parliament for portsmouth and for just one year was the lord chancellor later on he was elevated to the peerage as the first baron erskine of restormel
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