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March 16 – John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners

A portrait of John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners, by an unknown Netherlandish artist

On this day in Tudor history, 16th March 1533, in the reign of King Henry VIII, soldier, translator and diplomat, John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners, died at Calais, while serving as Deputy of Calais.

Berners was succeeded as deputy by the king’s uncle, Arthur Plantagenet, Viscount Lisle.

Here are a few facts about this Deputy of Calais:

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