Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
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Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (3 February 1393 – 22 May 1455) was an English nobleman and military commander in the lead up to the Wars of the Roses. He was the son of Henry "Hotspur" Percy, and the grandson of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland. Father and grandfather were killed in different rebellions against Henry IV in 1403 and 1405 respectively, and the young Henry spent his minority in exile in Scotland. Only after the death of Henry IV in 1413 was he reconciled with the Crown, and in 1416 he was created Earl of Northumberland.
In the following years, Northumberland occasionally served with the king in France, but his main occupation was the protection of the border to Scotland. At the same time, a feud with the Neville family was developing, particularly with Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury. This feud became entangled with the conflict between the Duke of York and the Duke of Somerset over control of national government. The conflict culminated in the first battle of the Wars of the Roses, at St Albans, where both Somerset and Northumberland were killed.
Grandson and heir to Henry de PERCY, Earl of Northumberland. Fought at the first battle of St. Albans, 22 May 1455, where he was slain.
arden of the Marches of Scotland 1400.
Knight of the Bath, 1408; [K.G.] Knight of the Order of the Garter.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
b 3 Feb 1393 Alnwick Castle [only source that gives place]
- ↑ Weis, Frederick Lewis; William R. Beall; Kaleen E. Beall; and Walter Lee Sheppard. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before 1700: lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and other historical individuals. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., c2004), p. 7 line 3:33.
p. 7: Eleanor Nevill m. sh aft. Oct 1414, SIR HENRY PERCY, K.G. (19-33), 2nd Earl of Northumberland, b. 3 Feb. 1392/3, slain at St. Albans 22 May 1455, Warden of the Marches of Scotland. (CP X: 464: Collins IV: 84-91, Gen. (n.s.) 3:110). See also p. 23 line 19:33
- ↑ Weis, Frederick Lewis; William R. Beall; and Walter Lee Sheppard. The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215: the barons named in the Magna Charta, 1215, and some of their descendants who settled in America during the early colonial years. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1999), p. 64 line 44:8.
Sir Henry de Percy, KG, b. 3 Feb. 1392/3, slain at St. Albans, 22 May 1455; 2nd Earl of Northmberland; 1408 KB; 1400 Warden of the Marches of Scotland
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet ancestry : a study in colonial and medieval families. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, c2004), p. 273 PERCY:9.
See also p. 16 BEAUFORT:10.viii, p. 163 GREYSTOKE:7, p. 273 PERCY:10.i, 9, p. 314 RUTHVEN:7
- ↑ Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), vol. 2 p. 427, Primary quality.
DEATH: Date Correction> Listed as "23 May 1455" in 'The Complete Peerage', vol. 2 p. 427; amended to "22 May 1455" in 'The Complete Peerage', vol. 14 p. 125 [BURGHERSH p. 427 line 27].