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John Alcock (c. 1430 - October 1, 1500) was an English clergyman.


Alcock was born on Hull at Beverley in Yorkshire, son of Sir William Alcock, citizen of Kingston and raised at Cambridge. In 1461 he was made dean of St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster, and his subsequent doctorate was swift in both church and state. The following year he was made Master of Scrolls and in 1470 was sent as ambassador to the Court of Castile. He was called to see Rochester on January 8, 1472 and dedicated to the Bishop of Rochester on March 15, and was successively translated to see Worcester on July 15, 1476 and to see Ely on October 6, 1486. He held the office of the Minister of Justice twice, once from June 1475 to September 1475 and on the other hand from October 1485 to March 1487.

Alcock was one of the main prophecies prophesied; he was a man of deep learning and also of great knowledge as an architect. In addition to establishing a charity at Beverley and an elementary school at Kingston on Hull, he has restored many churches and universities; but his greatest achievement was the building of Jesus College, Cambridge, which he has established on the site of the former convent of St. Radegund.

Alcock was appointed to the council in 1470 and became master of the scrolls in 1471, appointed tutor to the eldest son of King Edward IV, Prince Edward. After the king's death he was with Prince Edward and his younger brother when they were intercepted by Richard, Duke of Gloucester at Stony Stratford. Alcock was stopped and moved from office but soon rejoined the council. He was with King Richard III when he entered York in August 1483 and was a member of the English delegation that met the Scots at Nottingham.

Alcock was later one of several clerics who openly scrutinized the proposal that Henry Tudor marry Elizabeth of York. The appointed provisional minister of justice, he opened the first parliament of King Henry VII on November 7th, 1485 and has become one of the most trusted servants of the new king.

Alcock died on October 1, 1500 and lies buried in the Alcock Foundation of Soul Masses in Ely Cathedral.

The princes in the tower

Valerie Anand, a believer in Richard III's innocence regarding The Princes in the Tower, points out the fact that Alcock, Edward V's tutor, never quarreled with Richard III either publicly or privately, but chose to "go on, serene to work next to Richard ". That would have been unthinkable, if Alcock had any reason to suspect that King Richard had done any harm to young Edward at all.


Alcock's published writings, most of which are extremely rare, are: Mons Perfectionis or the Hill of Perfection (London, 1497); Gallicontus Johannis Alcock episcopi display of Eliensis frates suos curatas in sinodo apud Barnwell (1498), a good sample of early English printing and curious illustrations; the lock of the Labor Party, translated from the French (1536), and various other planes and sermons. See the story of J. Bass Mullinger of the University of Cambridge, vol. I.