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  • ID: I58202
  • Name: Robert Tresilian
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: in Cornwall
  • Death: 19 FEB 1389 in Tyburn, London
  • Burial: Greyfriars, London 1
  • Occupation: Chief Justice
  • Education: Exeter College, Oxford (fellow 1354)
  • Cause: Hanged for high treason
  • Note: 1

    Tradition goes that they could not hang Tresilian till they had removed from his person certain magic images and the head of a devil.
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    When Tresilian was discovered in hiding in Westminster, he was executed at Tyburn; Mayor Nicholas Brembre was similarly dispatched the next day.
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    ?I can find nothing respecting his origin or education, except a doubtful statement that he was of a Cornish family, and that he was elected a fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, in 1354.?
    He died unpitied, and, notwithstanding the ?historical doubts? by which we are beset, no one has yet appeared to vindicate his memory.
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    He was born in Cornwall, and held land in Tresillian, near Truro.
    (DNB)
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    Sir Robert Tresilian is a major character within the play Thomas of Woodstock (attributed by some to Shakespeare) and is the king's chief justice and one of his hated favorites.
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  • Change Date: 10 APR 2012



    Marriage 1 Emmeline Hewis
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Emeline Tresilian

    Sources:
    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: Atrocious Judges: Lives of Judges Infamous as Tools of Tyrants and
      Author: John Campbell Campbell
      Date: 1856
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