1380 – John Kemp was born.
1415 – He practised as an ecclesiastical lawyer, was an assessor at the trial of Oldcastle, and was made dean of the Court of Arches but did not do a good job as dean.
1419 – He was elected bishop of Rochester, and was consecrated at Rouen on the 3rd of December.
1421 – In February, he was translated to Chichester, and in November following to London.
1426 – He succeeded as chancellor in March.
1432 – His resignation on the 28th of February was a concession to Gloucester.
1435 – He still enjoyed Beaufort’s favour, and retaining his place in the council was employed on important missions, especially at the congress of Arras.
1439 – In December, he was created cardinal, and during the next few years took less share in politics.
1452 – He was rewarded by his translation to Canterbury in July, when Pope Nicholas added as a special honour the title of cardinal-bishop of Santa Rufina.
1454 – Died on the 22nd of March.