House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has compared himself to Sir John Wenlock.
He is quoted in a profile in last weekend’s Times magazine as claiming that Wenlock, Speaker 1445-6, is “believed to be shorter than I am…”.
Sir John, later Lord Wenlock, can be found depicted in a window at Luton parish church. His home was probably Bedford’s oldest brick house alongside the airport.
See pages 26 and 37.