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Lord Henry Peter Brougham was satirized in Thomas Love Peacock's 1831 novel Crotchet Castle. "Crotchet" is an antiquated form of the word "crochet", as evidenced in the anonymous 1844 pattern book, Knitting, Netting & Crotchet Work: A Winter Gift for the Ladies published in London, by D. Bogue.

Brougham Hall (shown on the right) is Peacock's inspiration for Crotchet Castle, as well as my inspiration for the Crotchet Castle antimacassar, shown in the September/October 2011 PieceWork magazine. Like Brougham Hall the allegorical Crotchet Castle was "built" on the site of Roman fortifications.

Lord Brougham sketch Brougham Hall