George Jeffreys 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

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Jeffreys, George, 1st Baron (1648–89) English judge. He became lord chief justice in 1683, and lord chancellor in 1685. He presided over the Bloody Assizes for James II. After the Glorious Revolution (1688), he was caught trying to flee the country and was imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he died. See also Monmouth

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