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Sir Thomas Thorpe (died 1461) was Speaker of the House of Commons in England from 8 March 1453 until 16 February 1454. He was Speaker for the first part of the 19th Parliament of King Henry VI. He was Member of Parliament for Essex. Thorpe was imprisoned and was replaced as Speaker by Sir Thomas Charlton..

Some sources may give the dates of his Speakership as being between 1452 and 1453 as, at the time, the new year did not begin in England until a date in March. The dates given above are on the basis of the year starting on 1 January.

His descendants include Jeremy Thorpe, a 20th century politician.

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References

  • The Office of Speaker, by Philip Laundy (Cassell & Company, 1964)

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