Corpus Christi College.
Richard Bertie was from an unusually humble stock for the connections he made. Richard matriculated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 17 February 1533/1534 and succeeded his father in 1555. The Berties had married for love around 1553, after Bertie had for several years served her as her Master of the Horse and Gentleman Usher.
The pair fled to the continent during the reign of the Catholic Mary I and the Counter-Reformation.
They ignored commands to return, and their estates were sequestered. Their story is recorded in Foxe"s Book of Martyrs.
In 1564 he attended Queen Elizabeth I in her visit to Cambridge University, and was granted an Master of Arts by the university. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace for Lindsey by 1564 and High Sheriff of Lincolnshire for 1564-1565.
He died at Bourne, Lincolnshire on 9 April 1582.
Bertie was Member of Parliament (Member of Parliament) for Lincolnshire from 1562 to 1567.