Saturday, January 14, 2017
FORTESCUE, SIR JOHN- english lawyer during henry VI. ancient family. b end of 14th c. 3 times appt. one of the sons of lincoln's inn. 1444 a king's sergeant at law. 1445 chief justice. he was attained of treason in the 1st parliament of edward IV. when HVI fled to scotland, he supposedly appt f chancellor of england. in 1463 f accompanied queen margaret + her court in exile on the continent + returned w/ them after. during their wanderings the chancellor wrote instructions for prince edward. on defeat of the lancastejs, he made submission to edward IV + received a pardon. died old, but no exact date. wrote, translated + more.