John Heron (courtier)

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Sir John Heron (1470 – 1522) was an English courtier. He was born in Hackney, Middlesex.

He came to prominence as Treasurer of the Chamber under Henry VII and Henry VIII between 1492 and 1521.[1] He was also Chamberlain of the Exchequer from 1495 to 1522.

Heron was involved in financing the English army at the battle of Flodden in 1513.[2] and in 1520 was in charge of the financial arrangements for the Field of the Cloth of Gold, a huge diplomatic initiative to celebrate peace between England and France.[3]

His son, Sir Giles Heron, entered Parliament in 1529 when he married Cecily, the daughter of Sir Thomas More. He was later executed for treason in 1540.[4]


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  2. ^ J. Mackie, 'English Army at Flodden', in Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, VIII, (Edinburgh 1951), 56-7, 73, 74
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-27. Retrieved 2012-09-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Hackney - Manors | A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 10 (pp. 75-91)". 1909-01-18. Retrieved 2011-08-28.