He received rich rewards from Henry, now King Henry VII., who also sent him on errands to Scotland, to Ireland and to Brittany, and he died at Morlaix on the 8th of September 1489.
He was treasurer of England from 1334 to 1337, and high in the favour and often in the company of Edward III.; he was sent on several important errands, and entrusted with important commissions.
They hurt people for fun and money, ran errands for more talented malefactors, and generally kept themselves in constant trouble.
In 1640 he paid another visit to England on one of his usual scholarly errands, meaning to return when it was accomplished.
On two occasions he went on diplomatic errands to France, and he was also employed by Henry on public business at home.
One night the king sat up very late, writing letters and sending messages; and the little page was kept busy running on errands until past midnight.
They opened letters, arrested suspects, controlled the trade in corn, and sent their National Guards on such errands as they thought proper.
His mother spoke of a rich woman often, one who sent her on errands when his mother was not wanted at the whorehouse where she made what living was afforded a poor woman beyond the marriage age.
When Lord Bute was prime minister this legal satellite used, says Dr Johnson, to go on errands for him, and it is to Wedderburn's credit that he first suggested to the premier the propriety of granting Johnson a pension.
In the form of "Norman" (Northmannus, Normannus, Normand) it is the name of those colonists from Scandinavia who settled themselves in Gaul, who founded Normandy, who adopted the French tongue and French manners, and who from their new home set forth on new errands of conquest, chiefly in the British Islands and in southern Italy and Sicily.