Lord Keeper Lane’s whereabouts following his negotiations for the surrender of King Charles I’s forces at Oxford in the Spring of 1646 are unclear. But, Lord Keeper Lane could not have been part of the entourage of Charles II when he first he arrived in Jersey for a two month stay in April 1646 – at that time, Lord Keeper Lane was still in Oxford. Whether he returned to Middle Temple is possible, but might have been dangerous for him. At some point in the next 3-1/2 years, Lord Keeper Lane seems to have joined Charles II in France. When Charles II arrives back in Jersey on 17 September 1649, Lord Lane is specifically mentioned as being part of the group. Continue reading “The Funeral Procession of Lord Keeper Lane, May 1650”
In a strange and completely unplanned coincidence, I leave for my trip to London and Jersey on the 367th anniversary of Lord Lane’s death in Jersey….