4 Annotations

First Reading

language hat  •  Link

Sir Anthony Weldon mentions him briefly:
"After the king supped, he would come forth to see pastimes and fooleries; in which Sir Ed. Zouch, Sir George Goring, and Sir John Finit, were the chiefe and master fools, and surely, this fooling got them more than any other

Terry F  •  Link

Sir John Millicent is buried in St Mary the Virgin, Linton, Cambridgeshire. "On either side of the [early 14th century] chancel...are two...chapels. The northern one...contains a fine wall monument to Sir John Millicent, who died in 1577. The chapel may well have been built to house it....In the middle, Sir John and his second wife lean away from each other, resting their hands on a skull. Their bottom halves have been left out to save space. Above and below are shallow carvings of their children and of Sir John's first wife...." http://www.druidic.org/camchurch/…

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Terry F. -- Since Sir John was "fool" to James I, who became King in 1603, your Sir John Millicent must be the father or grandfather of the gentleman referred to here.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

San Diego Sarah, this man is identified as the fool to James I in an L&M footnote to 8 August 1662.

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