"spy" [Sir Leslie Ward]. Hon George Charles Brodrick MA. "Merton College."
Original lithograph from the 'Vanity Fair' series, published August 30, 1884. 395 x 270 mm.
The Honourable George Charles Brodrick (5 May 1831 – 8 November 1903) was an Oxford historian and author who became Warden of Merton College, Oxford.
George C. Brodrick was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford, where he attained a first class degree in classics (1853) and in law and history (1854). He was President of the Oxford Union during 1854–55. He achieved his BA degree in 1854, MA in 1856, and DCL in 1886. Brodrick was elected to be a Fellow of Merton College in 1855 and was called to the bar in 1859. He joined the staff of The Times in 1860.