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John Yonge (1466/77–1516) by unknown artist, 1910 (after Pietro Torrigiano, c. 1516) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Yonge, John (1466/7–1516), civil lawyer and diplomat, was born at Heyford, Oxfordshire, a manor which belonged to New College, Oxford. Yonge later lived in Rye, Sussex. Nothing is known of his parents. When aged eleven he entered Winchester College as a scholar on 29 September 1478. He became a scholar of ...