MAY, SIR THOMAS ERSKINE


MAY, SIR THOMAS ERSKINE
   English barrister; became Clerk of the House of Commons in 1871; wrote a parliamentary text-book, "Democracy in Europe," and a "Constitutional History of England since the Accession of George III.," in continuation of the works of Hallam and Stubbs (1815-1886).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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