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


Hoccleve, or Occleve, Thomas, an early English poet, was probably born about 1370, studied" law at Chester's Inn, and was writer to the Treasury in the reign of Henry V. From his De Rsgimine Principum it may be gathered that he was a friend of the young princes, and he has left us the only contemporary portrait of Chaucer. His chief work,. The Story of Jonathan, is pronounced by Hallanv to be a feeble and frigid performance.