Sir James Strangeways (died ca. 1480) was Speaker of the House of Commons of England between 1461–1462.

A Yorkist, he fought at the First battle of St Albans in 1455, the Battle of Blore Heath in 1459, the Battle of Wakefield in 1460, (when he was reported as killed) and the Battle of Towton in 1461.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1446, 1453, and 1469 and was returned for the county to the parliaments of 1449 and 1460.

He was appointed Speaker of the House of Commons in the first parliament of Edward IV, which met in November 1461. For the first time in English history the speaker addressed the king, immediately after his presentation and allowance, in a long speech reviewing the state of affairs and recapitulating the history of the civil war. The parliament transacted hardly any business other than numerous acts of attainder against Lancastrians. It was prorogued to 6 May 1462, and then dissolved. Strangeways then served on various commissions for the defence of the kingdom and suppression of rebellions, and sat regularly on the commissions of the peace for the North and West Ridings of Yorkshire

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