Thomas Wynchestere (fl. 1397) was an English politician.
He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Wells in January 1397. No more is known of him.
The Parliament of England was the legislature of the Kingdom of England, existing from the early 13th century until 1707, when it merged with the Parliament of Scotland to become the Parliament of Great Britain after the political union of England and Scotland created the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Wells is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by James Heappey of the Conservative Party.
John Beaufort, 1st Marquess of Somerset and 1st Marquess of Dorset, later only 1st Earl of Somerset, was an English nobleman and politician. He was the first of the four illegitimate children of John of Gaunt (1340-1399) by his mistress Katherine Swynford, whom he later married in 1396. Beaufort's surname probably reflects his birthplace at his father's castle and manor of Beaufort in Champagne, France, situated 100 miles east of Paris, 25 miles north-east of Troyes, and between the River Seine and River Marne. The Portcullis heraldic badge of the Beauforts, now the emblem of the House of Commons, is believed to have been based on that of the castle of Beaufort, now demolished.
Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, 3rd Earl of Kent, 4th Baron Holland, KG, Earl Marshal was an English nobleman.
Richard FitzAlan, 4th or 11th Earl of Arundel and 9th Earl of Surrey, KG was an English medieval nobleman and military commander.
Earl of Worcester is a title that has been created five times in the Peerage of England. The first creation came in 1138 in favour of the Norman noble Waleran de Beaumont. He was the son of Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester, by Elizabeth of Vermandois, and the twin brother of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester. Like his father and brother he also held the title Count of Meulan in the French nobility. The earldom of Worcester apparently became extinct on his death in 1166.
Haxey's case (1397) Rotuli Parliamentorum (iii) 434, is a leading case in English law that established the right to free speech within Parliament. In January 1397, Sir Thomas Haxey presented a petition to Parliament, criticising the costs of King Richard II of England's household. The king was affronted and, with the collusion of Thomas Arundel, insisted that Haxey be punished for treason. Haxey was deprived of his title and his possessions. On deposing Richard in 1399, Henry IV of England successfully petitioned Parliament to reverse its judgment against Haxey as "…against the law and custom which had been before in Parliament."
Sir Thomas de Hungerford of Farleigh Castle in Wiltshire, was the first person to be recorded in the rolls of the Parliament of England as holding the office of Speaker of the House of Commons of England, although that office had existed before his tenure.
Sir James Pickering was Speaker of the House of Commons of England in 1378 and again from 1382 to 1383. The protestation which, as Speaker, he made for freedom of speech, and declaring the loyalty of the Commons, was the first recorded in the rolls.
Events from the 1390s in England.
Sir John Bussy of Hougham in Lincolnshire was a Member of Parliament representing Lincolnshire or Rutland eleven times from 1383 to 1398 as a Knight of the Shire. He was also Speaker of the House of Commons at the three Parliaments between 1393 and 1398, during which he supported the policies of king Richard II. He was most famous for orchestrating the abdication of parliament's power to an eighteen-man subcommittee in order to concentrate power in the hands of the king's supporters.
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Thomas Clanvowe was a British landowner, Member of Parliament and Sheriff of Herefordshire.
Thomas Hasilden, of Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, was an English politician.
Thomas Lamer, of Dorchester, Dorset and London, was an English politician.
Sir John Berkeley (1352–1428), of Beverston Castle, Gloucestershire was an English politician. He was the son of Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley of Berkeley Castle and Katherine Clivedon. He was knighted before 1383.
Thomas Bere or Bera of Bodmin, Cornwall, was an English politician.
William Colle of Leominster, Herefordshire, was an English politician.
Richard Molyneux, of Sefton, Lancashire, was an English politician.
Thomas Reynold, of Leominster, Herefordshire, was an English politician.
Sir Thomas Butler (1358–1398) was the member of Parliament for the constituency of Gloucestershire for the parliament of January 1397.
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