May Thomas Erskine
May, Thomas Erskine, Sir, Baron Faenborough (1815-86), was educated at Bedford, and became assistant librarian of the House of Commons, rising to the post of Clerk of the House in 1871. He was called to the Bar in 1838, was made K.C.B. in 1866, and retired with a peerage in 1886. His great work, The Laws, Privileges, Proceedings, and Usages of Parliament (1844), is of great value, and has been translated into several languages. He also wrote a Constitutional History of England since the Accession of Georye III. (three volumes, 1861-63, and a supplementary chapter in 1871); and Bemocracy in Europe (1877).