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Coke, Roger (c. 1628–1704x7), political writer and economist, was the third son of Henry Coke (1591–1661), of Thorington, Suffolk, and his wife, Margaret, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Lovelace of Kingsdown, Kent. He was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he 'became well vers'd in several Parts of Learning' though 'Mathematicks, for some time, seem'd to be his principal Study' (...

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Tucker, Josiah (1713–1799), economist and political writer, was born at Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, in December 1713. His reluctance to discuss his antecedents left few details regarding his family and later gave rise to many apocryphal stories regarding his Welsh peasant stock, long life, and physical strength. His father, however, was probably ...