Peter Temple (regicide)
Temple of Temple Hall was a member of the county association for defence in 1642. He was a captain of horse and accused of cowardice in fleeing Leicester to London when the Royalist army approached Leicester in 1645. He was however pardoned and elected Member of Parliament for Leicester later in 1645 for the Long Parliament as replacement for a Royalist and remained in the Rump Parliament after Pride's Purge until 1653.
Temple signed Charles I's death-warrant in 1649, 16th out of the 59 signatories. At the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 he was excepted from the Act of Oblivion. His estate was confiscated and he was imprisoned in the Tower of London until his death.
- David Plant, Peter Temple, Regicide, c.1599-1663, website of the British Civil Wars and Commonwealth
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 .... London. pp. 229–239.
- Lee, Sidney (1903), Dictionary of National Biography Index and Epitome, p. 1283 (also main entry lvi 36)
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