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John Bourchier

(Lord Berners)


(1467 - 1533)

John Bourchier

John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners (1467 – 1533) was an English soldier, statesman and translator.

He translated, at the King’s desire, Froissart’s Chronicles (1523–1525), in such a manner as to make a distinct advance in English historical writing, and the Golden Book of Marcus Aurelius (1534), as well as The History of Arthur of Lytell Brytaine (Brittany), and the romance of Huon of Bordeaux.


Froissart’s Chronicle (1901)

A history of the Hundred Years War between England and France, covering the years from 1326 to 1400 in six volumes. Much more information and scans of the early manuscript copies is available at The Online Froissart.

Author(s): Jean Froissart
Illustrator(s): None

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