Statue of Lady Margaret Beaufort-At the entrance to St John's College chapel. EXCERPT:St. John's was founded in 1511 - officially by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII. In truth, though Lady Beaufort was in favour of the plan, she died in 1509, and it was through the efforts of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, that permission was obtained from Henry VIII, the pope, and the Bishop of Ely.
Contemporary recreation of a lost Holbein? painted 2007 - St. John Fisher (1469–1535), Bishop of Rochester, Confessor and Adviser to Lady Margaret Beaufort - (follows the Holbein preparatory drawing in the Royal Collection at Windsor)
St. John Fisher Saint John Fisher was an English Roman Catholic scholastic, cardinal, and martyr. He shares his feast day with Saint Thomas More on 22 June in the Roman Catholic calendar of saints and on 6 July in the Anglican. Fisher was executed by order of King Henry VIII during the English Reformation for refusing to accept the king as Supreme Head of the Church of England and for upholding the Roman Catholic Church's doctrine of papal primacy.