Coventry, Sir John (16401682)

Coventry, Sir John, a member of the Long Parliament; when, as a member of Parliament in Charles II.'s reign, he made reflections on the profligate conduct of the king, he was set upon by bullies, who slit his nose to the bone; a deed which led to the passing of the Coventry Act, which makes cutting and maiming a capital offence (16401682).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Coventry * Coverdale, Miles
Couthon, Georges
Coutts, Thomas
Couza, Prince
Covenant, Solemn League and
Covenant, The National
Covent Garden
Coventry, Sir John
Coverdale, Miles
Coverley, Sir Roger de
Cowell, John
Cowen, Frederick Hymen
Cowley, Abraham
Cowley, Henry Wellesley, Earl
Cowper, William
Cox, David
Cox, Sir George


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