He was made cardinal almost by accident, and under a misapprehension on the pope's part.
A misapprehension between Huskisson and the duke of Wellington led to the duke proposing an amendment, the success of which caused the abandonment of the measure by the government.
Locke had spent some years in Holland, the country of Grotius, who, with help from other great lawyers, and under a misapprehension as to the meaning of the Roman jus gentium, shaped modern concepts of international law by an appeal to law of nature.
No careful and competent student of his works has ever failed to correct this gross misapprehension.
The reason of the misapprehension of him which is current is due very mainly to the fact that he was eminently a humorist.