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John Writhe
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Name John Writhe
Alt Name[3] Sir John Wrythe
Alt Name[2] Sir John Writh
Gender Male
Death[1] 1504
Reference Number? Q6264985?

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John Writhe (died 1504) was a long-serving English officer of arms. He was probably the son of William Writhe, who represented the borough of Cricklade in the Parliament of 1450–51, and is most remembered for being the first Garter King of Arms to preside over the College of Arms. Writhe is also notable for the contention that it was he who developed the system of heraldic cadency employed by English officers of arms to the present day.

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  1. John Writhe, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Concise Dictionary of National Biography. (Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1992), vol 3 page 3304.
  3. Noble, Mark. A history of the College of Arms: and the lives of all the kings, heralds, and pursuivants, from the reign of Richard III ... (London: [s.n.], 1805 (London : Cox, Son, and Baylis)), p 81.
  4.   Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, John Writhe.