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Richard Baker
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Birth: 1568
Death: 1645

Richard Baker was born in Kent but studied at Oxford before moving to London to study law. He became MP for Arundel then East Grinstead, and was knighted by James I in 1603. Falling into poverty by taking on the debts of his wife's family, he was committed as a debtor to the Fleet prison, where he wrote a popular but inaccurate work called 'Chronicle of the Kings of England from the time of the Romans' Government unto the death of King James'. Other works included a defence of the theatre against attacks by William Prynne, and a discourse upon Tacitus. He died in prison and was buried in the nearby church. 
 
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  John Baker (1548 - 1605)
 
Burial:
St Bride Churchyard
Fleet Street
City of London
Greater London, England
Plot: unmarked
 
Created by: Mark McManus
Record added: Dec 18, 2005
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Richard Baker
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Remembering my 12th Great Grandfather. You are not forgotten.
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