D’Ewes, Simonds ___ 1602-1650 ___ British ___ antiquary politician

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
D’Ewes was educated at Bury St. Edmunds and St. John’s College, Cambridge. He trained as a lawyer and was called to the bar in 1623. He married twice, once to Anne, daughter and heir of Sir William Clopton, of Luton's Hall in Suffolk, and once to Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Willoughby. D'Ewes was an elected member of the Long Parliament standing for Sudbury. After opposing Charles I and then the army he was expelled from Parliament in Pride’s Purge. His political diary is considered the most important source of information about debates in the Long Parliament. Apart from his political activities, D’Ewes was, from a young age, a keen historian and collector of antiquities.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1619-1647 ___ political

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ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LINKS
Harvard University - Houghton Library - 1640-1642
British Library, Manuscripts Collection - some

SOME PUBLISHED TITLES
The Diary of Sir Simonds D'Ewes, 1622-1624
The Journal of Sir Simonds D'Ewes from the Beginning of the Long Parliament to the Opening of the Trial of the Earl of Stafford
The Journal of Sir Simonds D'Ewes, from the First Recess of the Long Parliament to the withdrawal of King Charles from London

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