He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Westbury in 1572, for Devizes in 1584, 1586 and 1589, and for Dorchester in 1601. He saw military service in Ireland, and went on a diplomatic mission to Scotland in 1601, where he was well received, being described as a man who was "true and wise". He was knighted in 1597. After the accession of King James I, he was in favour at Court, being listed as one of those who had the right of unrestricted access to the Privy Chamber. He became Lord President of Munster in 1603: he died in that office and was buried in St. Mary's Church, Cork.
- "Brouncker biography". www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- "BROUNCKER, Henry (c.1550-1607), of Erlestoke, Wilts. and West Ham, Essex". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
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