Skelton, John

Born: 1460? AD
Died: 1529 AD.

Nationality: English
Categories: Poets

1460 - Born in Armathwaite, Cumberland.

1484 - He certainly studied at Cambridge, and he is probably the "one Scheklton" mentioned by William Cole as taking his M.A. degree.

1493 - Skelton received the same honour at Cambridge, and also, it is said, at Leuven.

1498 - He was successively ordained sub-deacon, deacon and priest.

1500 - He wrote for his pupil a lost Speculum principis, and Erasmus, in dedicating an ode to the prince.

1502 - He seems to have been imprisoned but no reason is known for his disgrace. (It has been said that he offended Wolsey).

1529 - Died on the 21st of June.

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