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 Richard Baker

Richard Baker

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Death 1645 (aged 76–77)
Burial Fleet Street, City of London, Greater London, England
Plot unmarked
Memorial ID 12716820 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 18 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12716820
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Baker (1568–1645), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12716820, citing St Bride Churchyard, Fleet Street, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Mark McManus (contributor 46593855) .