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Sir William Esturmy (d. 1427[1]) was a Knight of the Shire in Devon, the hereditary Warden of Savernake Forest and the Speaker of the House of Commons at the Parliament of 1404 during the reign of Henry IV, known as the Illiterate or Unlearned Parliament because the king forbid lawyers from attending. [2] He died at Wulfhall in the Savernake Forest.

Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Arnold Savage;
Speaker of the House of Commons
1404;
Succeeded by
Sir John Tiptoft

References

  1. ^ Easton Royal History
  2. ^ The Lives of the Speakers of the House of Commons, from the Time of King Edward III to Queen Victoria: Comprising the Biographies of Upwards of One Hundred Distinguished Persons, and Copious Details of the Parliamentary History of England from the Most Authentic Documents, James Alexander Manning
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