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Sir Henry Finch

(c. 1558—1625) author and lawyer


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(1558–1625), English jurist. He was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, and studied law at Gray's Inn. He served as MP for Canterbury (1614) and in 1616 was appointed serjeant-at-law, the highest order of counsel at the English bar (also known as the Order of the Coif). His World's Great Restoration; or, Calling of the Jews (1621) was suppressed as demeaning of the royal prerogative.

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From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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