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Sir Thomas Twisden, 1st Baronet

English politician

Sir Thomas Twisden, 1st Baronet (2 January 1602 – 2 January 1683) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons of England in two periods between 1646 and 1660. He was a High Court judge who presided at the trial of regicides.

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  • Acts of hostility shall be intended matters of force.
    • Errington v. Hirst (1665), Ray. (Sir Thos.) Rep. 125.
  • The Judge is intrusted with the liberties of the people, and his saying is the Law.
    • King v. Wagstaffe (1665), Sir Thomas Ray. Rep. 138.

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