See also:Coventry, the second son of
See also:Lord Keeper Coventry, was returned to the Long Parliament in 164o as member for
See also:Evesham . During the
See also:Civil War he served for the
See also:king, and at the Restoration was created a knight . In 1667, and in the following parliaments of 1678, 1679 and 1681, he was elected for
See also:Weymouth, and opposed the
See also:government . On the 21st of
See also:December 1670, owing to a jest made by Coventry in the
See also:House of
See also:Commons on the subject of the king's amours,
See also:Sir Thomas Sandys, an officer of the
See also:guards, with other accomplices, by the
See also:order of
See also:Monmouth, and (it was said) with the approval of. the king himself, waylaid him as he was returning home to
See also:Suffolk Street and slit his
See also:nose to the
See also:bone . The
See also:outrage created an extraordinary sensation, and in consequence a measure known as the " Coventry
See also:Act " was passed, declaring assaults accompanied by
See also:personal mutilation a
See also:felony without benefit of
See also:clergy . Sir John died in 1682 .
SIR WILLIAM COVENTRY (c. 1628-1686)
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