George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys

Politician

1645 – 1689

Who was George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys?

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, PC, also known as "The Hanging Judge", was a Welsh judge. He became notable during the reign of King James II, rising to the position of Lord Chancellor. His conduct as a judge was to enforce royal policy, resulting in a historical reputation for severity and bias.

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Born
May 15, 1645
Acton
Nationality
  • England
Education
  • Westminster School
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
Employment
  • Lord Chancellor
    (1685-09 - )
Died
Apr 18, 1689
Tower of London