Cardinal John Morton

Cardinal John Morton

Birth
Bere Regis, Purbeck District, Dorset, England
Death 15 Sep 1500 (aged 79–80)
Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks District, Kent, England
Burial Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England
Plot Chapel of Our Lady, crypt
Memorial ID 16368100 · View Source
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Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury. Graduated in law at Balliol College, Oxford, and practised ecclesiastical law in London. A supporter of Lancastrians, he was exiled after the Yorkist victory at Towton in 1461, but later made his peace with Edward IV. He became Master of the rolls in 1473, and undertook several diplomatic missions. In 1479 he was made Bishop of Ely and later was an executor of the will of Edward IV. He was arrested by Richard III and imprisoned in the Tower of London but later released into the custody of the Duke of Buckingham. In 1486 he became an Archbishop of Canterbury and a year later, the chancellor. In 1493 he was made a cardinal.

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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 29 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16368100
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cardinal John Morton (1420–15 Sep 1500), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16368100, citing Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .