Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Capgrave, John, was born at King's Lynn, Norfolk, in 1393, and after studying at Cambridge and graduating at Oxford became a priest. He then joined the Augustinian priory in his native town and there spent most of his life in literary labours. His great work is The Chronicle of England, carried up to 1417 and full of valuable matter. His Nova Legenda Angliae was printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1516. The Liber de Illustribus Henricis is an interesting historical fragment. Most of his other books are on ecclesiastical subjects. He died in 1464, having served as provincial of his order.