John Bankes (1589-1644)

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Sir John Bankes (1589 – 28 December 1644) was an English lawyer politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1624 and 1629. He was Attorney General and Chief Justice to King Charles I of England during the English Civil War. Corfe Castle, his family seat was destroyed during a long siege, in which his wife became known as Brave Dame Mary.

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