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Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland
Facts and Events
Name Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland
Gender Male
Birth[3] 25 Jul 1421 Leckonfield, Yorkshire, England
Marriage 25 Jun 1435 or before to Eleanor de Poynings, Baroness de Poynings
Military? 30 Dec 1460 Wakefield, Yorkshire, England Combatant of Wakefield
Death[4] 29 Mar 1461 Towton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England Combatant of Towton
Reference Number[1] Q2521911?
Burial? York, Yorkshire, EnglandSt. Denys Church


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Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, (25 July 1421 – 29 March 1461) was an English magnate.

The Earldom of Northumberland was one of the greatest fifteenth-century landholdings in northern England; Percy also became Lord Poynings on his marriage. This title would bring him into direct conflict with the Poynings family themselves, and indeed, feuds with neighbouring nobles, both lay and ecclesiastical, would be a key occupancy of his youth.

Percy married Eleanor Poynings, who outlived him; together they had four children. He was a leading Lancastrian during the Wars of the Roses, from which he managed to personally benefit, although his father died early in the war. He was not, however, to live to enjoy these gains, being killed at the Battle of Towton in 1461 on the defeated Lancastrian side.

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References
  1. Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. Brydges, Egerton. Collins's peerage of England, genealogical, biographical, and historical, greatly augmented, and continued to the present time. (London: [T. Bensley], 1812), 2:280.
  4. Brydges, Egerton. Collins's peerage of England, genealogical, biographical, and historical, greatly augmented, and continued to the present time. (London: [T. Bensley], 1812), 2:296.