The Cambridge College of Saint John the Evangelist
- a brief history
Saint John the Evangelist, also Saint John the Apostle or Saint
John the Devine, (1st century AD), the author of three letters, the Fourth Gospel, and
the Revelation to John in the New Testament; played a
leading role in the early church at Jerusalem.
Beaufort, Lady Margaret, (1443-1509), the daughter and heir of John Beaufort, 1st Duke of
Somerset, and great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of
Lancaster (a son of King Edward III). In 1455 she married Edmund
Tudor, Earl of Richmond and half brother of King Henry VI
(reigned 1422-61 and 1470-71). Their son Henry was born in
January 1457, three months after Tudor's death. A second
marriage, to Sir Henry Stafford (from c. 1464 to 1471), was
childless. After Stafford's death and sometime before 1473, she
wed Thomas, Lord Stanley (afterwards 1st Earl of Derby), who in
1485 helped her son Henry Tudor obtain the throne.
Fisher, John, Bishop of Rochester, (1469-1535), canonized May 19, 1935;
feast day July 9; educated at Michaelhouse (later combined with King's Hall to form Trinity); a devoted Roman Catholic; together with Sir Thomas More, he resisted King Henry VIII of England by
refusing to recognize royal supremacy and the abolition of
papal jurisdiction over the English church, both were imprisoned in the Tower of London and later executed on Tower Hill
by Henry VIII.