Sir Anketil Mallory, Govenor of Leicester

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Anketil Mallory, of Tachebrook

Also Known As: "Anketil Mallore"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tachebrook Mallory, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Richard Mallore and Wife of Richard Mallore
Husband of Alice Mallory
Father of Robert Mallory and Sir Henry Mallory, of Tachebrook
Brother of Thomas Mallory and Sir Geoffrey Mallore Lord of Kirkby Mallory, Walton, Botley

Occupation: Governor of Leicester and Leicester Castle, Lord of Tachebrook Mallory, Warwickshire
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About Sir Anketil Mallory, Govenor of Leicester

"Or, a lion rampant queue fourchee gules" is a tincture change from Montfort of Leicester (Gules, a lion rampant queue fourchee argent). The early Mallorys held their lands of the Earls of Leicester.

Pastward of this gentleman there is a lot of speculation and not much certainty.

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  • 'Old English towns (1910)
  • http://archive.org/details/cu31924028008039
  • http://archive.org/stream/cu31924028008039#page/n468/mode/1up
  • Pg. 391
  • ...... In 1144 Stephen held his court here [Northampton] ; and twenty years later [1164] Northampton was the scene of the famous Council of Northampton, when the Constitutions of Clarendon, subjecting the Church to the Crown, were ratified. Becket had agreed at last to the proposed provisions, but he retracted his promise, and came to Northampton in a mood of defiance. Taking his archiepiscopal cross from Alexander, the Welshman, he swept into the presence of the assembly, protested against the claim of the nobles to judge him, and appealed to the Pope. He was followed, as he left, by cries of "Traitor !" Henry, sulking in an inner chamber, would not see him. "A fool he was and ever will be," was his comment upon Becket's somewhat theatrical appearance. Becket fled that night in the dress of a monk, and the quarrel commenced which ended in his assassination.
  • Ten years later [c. 1174] Henry's sons were in arms against him. 'Anketil Mallory, supporting Prince Henry, defeated the loyalists of the town, plundered it, and returned to Leicester with booty and 200 prisoners.' ...
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Sir Anketil Mallory, Govenor of Leicester's Timeline

1142
1142
Tachebrook Mallory, Warwickshire, England
1165
1165
Age 23
Yorkshire, England
1167
1167
Age 25
Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, England
1187
1187
Age 45
Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, England
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