Born on 2nd of February 1552
Died in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
Died on 3rd of September 1634
Born 1552. Died 1634 - English judge and jurist.
Became MP for Aldeburgh in 1589. Elected speaker of the House of Commons. Conducted several trials of treason, including Sir Walter Raleigh in 1603 and conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot in 1605. Believed Common Law was far more powerful than the King. Instigator of the Petition of Right
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