John de la Pole
There have been several notable individuals of this name in British history.
During the last year of the reign of King Richard III, he was designated heir to the throne, being Richard's closest adult male relative in the Yorkist line. After Richard's defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, Lincoln was reconciled with the new king, Henry VII, but soon became impatient for power and tried to achieve it by supporting the claims of the boy pretender, Lambert Simnel. Lincoln was killed at the Battle of Stoke in 1487, at which the rebel army was defeated.