Biography of Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500

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In 1420 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 was born at Dorset

Around 1436 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (16) educated at Balliol College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire

On 29 Mar 1461 at the Battle of Towton those who fought for the Lancaster included William Tailboys 7th Baron Kyme 1415-1464 (46) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (60) , William Norreys 1441-1507 (20) , Thomas Grey -1461, Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford 1431-1464 (30) , John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford 1448-1473 (12) , Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles 1428-1470 (33) , Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (56) , James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde 1420-1461 (40) , John Butler 6th Earl Ormonde 1448-1476 (12) , William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (22) and Thomas Tresham 1420-1471 (41) . Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (41) was captured.

After 29 Mar 1461 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 escaped to Queen Margaret at France

On Mar 1472 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (52) was appointed as Master of the Rolls

On 29 Aug 1475 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (33) received a pension of 50,000 crowns per year as a result of having signed the Treaty of Picquigny; in effect a non-aggression pact. Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (57) arbitrated on behalf of Edward. William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (44) received a pension of 2000 crowns per year. John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (50) and Thomas Montgomery -1495 1200 each, Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York 1423-1500 (52) 1000, Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (55) 600. Richard III King England 1452-1485 (22) opposed the Treaty considering it dishonourable. Roger Cheney 1442-1499 (33) was present at the signing, and remained as a hostage until Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (33) returned to England.

On 08 Aug 1478 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (58) was appointed as Bishop Ely

On 17 Apr 1483, the coffin of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 was carried to Westminster Abbey, Westminster by Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle 1462-1524 (21) , John Savage 1444-1544 (39) , Thomas Wortley 1433-1514 (50) , Thomas Molyneux 1445-1483 (38) , probably John Welles 1st Viscount Welles 1450-1498 (33) who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (41) , Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (18) , Guy Wolston 1433-1490 (50) , John Sapcote 1448-1501 (35) , Thomas Tyrrell 1453-1512 (30) , John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 (15) , John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch 1294-1314.

Above the coffin was a canopy carried by:

Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) , widow of Edward's sister Anne
William Parr 1434-1483
John Astley 1373-1488
William Stonor 1450-1494 (33)

At each corner of the canopy were carried banners:
Banner of the Holy Trinity carried by Henry Ferrers 1443-1500 (40)
Banner of Our Lady carried by James Radclyffe 1440-1484 (43)
Banner of St George carried by George Browne 1440-1483 (43)
Banner of Edward the Confessor carried by Gilbert Debenham
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.

The procession of Lords Spritual was led by John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:
Thomas Kempe Bishop London 1382-1489
John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield 1400- (83) (Bishop of Chester?)
Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (63)
Edward Story Bishop Chichester -1503
Richard Bell Bishop Carlisle -1496
James Goldwell Bishop Norwich -1499
William Dudley Bishop Durham 1425-1483 (58)
John Russell Bishop Rochester, Bishop Lincoln -1494
Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63) (as Bishop Ely)
Edmund Audley Bishop Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury -1524 (as Bishop Rochester)
Peter Courtenay Bishop Exeter, Bishop Winchester -1492, and
Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury 1447-1484 (36)
Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York 1423-1500 (59) brought up the rear.
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65) , then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.

The Lords Temporal then followed:
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) ; the King's nephew,
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52)
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28)
William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1451-1491 (32) (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (57)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48)
Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1415-1483 (68)
John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (82)
George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 (43)
John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (57)
Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485 (51)
Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle 1432-1492 (51)
Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal, 8th Baron Morley 1476-1489 (6)
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30)
John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512 (35)
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50)
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50)
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495 (45)
Thomas Bourchier -1492
Thomas Bourchier -1533.

On 13 Jun 1483 William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52) was beheaded having been accused of treasonable conspiracy with the Queen at the earlier Council Meeting convened by Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) and attended by Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) at Tower Green, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London. Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63) and Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York 1423-1500 (59) were arrested.

Before 1485 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 was imprisoned at Brecon Castle, Brecon, Breconshire, Welsh March

On 06 Oct 1486 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (66) was appointed as Archbishop Canterbury

In 1487 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (67) was appointed as Lord Chancellor

In 1493 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (73) was appointed as Cardinal

On 15 Sep 1500 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (80) died at Knole House, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent