William Hakewill MP

26 Jan 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Kings Chapel
Kings Arms Hotel
30 High Street
Old Amersham
£2 for members, £3 for non-members
The Palace of Westminster in the 17th century, Public domain, via The John Hampden Society
The Palace of Westminster in the 17th century

The John Hampden Society‘s treasurer, Sam Hearn will be delivering a talk on William Hakewill MP, a notable lawyer, historian, antiquary and a close colleague of John Hampden’s. He was the senior of Amersham’s two MPs when the borough was re-enfranchised in 1626. He was a renowned constitutional lawyer and a lively opponent in the House of Commons of policies of the early Stuart monarchs. Hakewill was active in local Buckinghamshire politics. He lived in Wendover and is buried there – at one stage he held the lease on the Chequers Estate.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.