John Barston

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John Barston (c1545-c1612) was an English writer, law and 'important civic figure'.[1]

Barston was from Tewkesbury. He went to St John's College, Cambridge and the Inns of Court. In 1576, he published his work, The Safeguard of Society, describing the corporate life of Tewkesbury.


  1. ^ Social Theorists: Three Elizabethans with big ideas for England, p.35, April 2011, BBC History Magazine