The Entrance to Lord Chancellor Erskine's Garden in Hampstead
Many wealthy Londoners chose to live in Hampstead in the 18th century on account of its clean air, spring water and wide open spaces. It was particularly popular with writers and politicians. This is the garden of the home of Thomas Erskine (1750-1823), a successful lawyer who became most famous for his work with Queen Caroline at her divorce hearing in 1820. Erskine was also a Whig politician and he was made Lord Chancellor in 1806.