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Leach, William (fl. 1631–1655), attorney and pamphleteer, was the son and heir of John Leach of Felmersham, Bedfordshire, gentleman. Little else is known of his personal background except that he resided for most of his adult life with his wife in a ground chamber of the ...


William Prynne (1600–1669) by Wenceslaus Hollar © National Portrait Gallery, London


Prynne, William (1600–1669), pamphleteer and lawyer, was born in Upper Swainswick, near Bath, Somerset, the son of Thomas Prynne, farmer, and his second wife, Marie, daughter of William Sherston (the first mayor of Bath under Elizabeth I's charter). He attended Bath grammar school...


Sibthorp, Sir Christopher (d. 1632/3), lawyer and pamphleteer, was the third son of John Sibthorp of Much Bardfield, Essex. He matriculated at Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1580 but took no degree and instead went on to the Middle Temple in 1584. In June 1588 he was expelled for nonconformity but readmitted '...