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Encyclopedia > John Bradshaw (judge)

John Bradshaw (1602-October 31, 1659) was one of the judges to preside over the trial and subsequent death sentence of Charles I of England. In 1649 he was made president of the parliamentary commission to try the king. Other lawyers of greater prominence had refused the position. For a short time, Bradshaw was rewarded with honors and offices and acted (1649–53) as President of the Council of State. He was forced to retire when Oliver Cromwell, as Lord Protector of England, dissolved the council. Bradshaw became an opponent of The Protectorate, was a prominent member of the Commonwealth, and a strong Republican. Bradshaw died in October 1659 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. This page is about the year. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... // Events May 25 - Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland, and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... The High Court of Justice is the name given to the court established by the Rump Parliament to try King Charles I. This was an ad hoc tribunal created specifically for the purpose of trying the king, although the same name was used again for subsequent courts. ... The English Council of State was first appointed by the Rump Parliament on 14 February 1649 after the execution of King Charles I. It was abolished on 25 April 1660 by the Convention Parliament just before the Restoration Charless execution on 30 January was delayed for several hours so... Oliver Cromwell (April 25, 1599–September 3, 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for making England a republic and leading the Commonwealth of England. ... The Protectorate in English history refers specifically to the English government of 1653 to 1659 under the direct control of Oliver Cromwell, who assumed the title of Lord Protector of the newly declared Commonwealth of England (later the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland) after the English Civil War. ...


After Oliver Cromwell died in 1658, his son, Richard Cromwell, succeeded him as Lord Protector. Overwhelmed, Richard resigned this position in 1659, Charles II was restored to power in 1660, and later, during the same year, Bradshaw's body was posthumously hanged and beheaded along with the bodies of Oliver Cromwell and Henry Ireton. Richard Cromwell (4 October 1626 – 12 July 1712) was the third son of Oliver Cromwell, and the second Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland, for little over eight months, from 3 September 1658 until 25 May 1659. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ... Henry Ireton Henry Ireton (1611 - November 26, 1651), was an English general in the army of Parliament during the English Civil War. ...


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  • Biography of John Bradshaw British Civil Wars website

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John Bradshaw (656 words)
According to John Milton he was assiduous in his legal studies and acquired considerable reputation and practice at the bar.
In October 1644 he was counsel with Prynne in the prosecution of Lord Maguire and Hugh Macmahon, implicated in the Irish rebellion, in 1645 for John Lilburne in his appeal to the Lords against the sentence of the Star Chamber, and in 1647 in the prosecution of Judge Jenkins.
After the abdication of Richard Cromwell, Bradshaw again entered parliament, became a member of the council of state, and on the 3rd of June 1659 was appointed a commissioner of the great seal.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/John Bradshaw (judge) (229 words)
John Bradshaw (1602-October 31, 1659) was one of the judges to preside over the trial and subsequent death sentence of Charles I of England.
Bradshaw became an opponent of The Protectorate, was a prominent member of the Commonwealth, and a strong Republican.
Bradshaw died in October 1659 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
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