John Hart
Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: 16th century
Date of Death: 1604
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Grocer, Politician, Sheriff
Children: Jane
Political Office(s): Lord Mayor of London (1589-1590)
Turtledove Appearances:
Ruled Britannia
POD: July-August, 1588
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Sir John Hart or Harte (d. January 1604) was an English grocer and politician during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. He served as lord mayor of London from 1589 to 1590. He also seems to have been involved in the founding of the East India Company. Otherwise, little else is known about Hart's life.

John Hart in Ruled BritanniaEdit

Sir John Hart was an alderman in London during the Spanish occupation of England. In 1597, he lent his home to Sir William Cecil and his son, Robert, for their meeting with William Shakespeare about the progress of his play, Boudicca. Hart himself did not participate in the meeting.[1]


  1. Ruled Britannia, pg. 198, HC.
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Martin
Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
John Allot