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Birthplace: Castle Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Warwick, Warwickshire, England
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About Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick

"Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (16 March 1338/1339 – 1401) was an English medieval nobleman, and one of the primary opponents of Richard II."

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11747479

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http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I1592&tree=PagetHeraldicBaronag

http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/thomasbeauchamp.htm

http://thepeerage.com/p349.htm

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Citations / Sources:

[S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.

[S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference: "Beauchamp,Thomas". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography. [S2] Paget Heraldic Baronage, Paget, Gerald, (Manuscript, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), chart no. 39 Beauchamp of Elmley, FHL microfilm 170063.

[S2] Paget Heraldic Baronage, Paget, Gerald, (Manuscript, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), chart no. 207 Ferrers of Groby, FHL microfilm 170064.

[S35] #244 The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton (1822-1841), Baker, George, (2 volumes. London: J. B. Nichols and Son, 1822-1841), FHL book Q 942.55 H2bal; FHL microfilm 962,237 ite., vol. 1 p. 104, vol. 2 p. 219.

[S123] #699 Collections for the History of Worcestershire (1781-1782), Nash, Treadway Russell, (2 volumes. [S.l.]: Nichols, 1781-1782), FHL book Q 942.47 H2n; FHL microfilm 990,412 item ., vol. 2 p. 263.

[S59] #765 The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley in the County of Norfolk: Evidences and Topographical Notes from Public Records, Heralds Visitations, Wills, Court Rolls (1877-1879), Carthew, George Alfred, (3 volumes. Norwich: [s.n.], 1877-79 (Norwich: Miller and Leavins)), FHL book 942.61 H2c; FHL microfilm 990,425 item 1., vol. 1 p. 92.

[S25] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. 1 p. 70, vol. 2 p. 313.

[S16] #894 Cahiers de Saint-Louis (1976), Louis IX, Roi de France, (Angers: J. Saillot, 1976), FHL book 944 D22ds., vol. 2 p. 113.

[S191] #247 [1816-1840] The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham (1816-1840), Surtees, Robert, of Mainsforth, Esq. F. S. A., (4 volumes. London: J.B. Nichols, Parliament-Street and G. Andrews, Durham 1816-1840), FHL book Folio 942.81 H2s; FHL microfilms 899,861-., vol. 4 p. 65.

[S77] #33 An Official Genealogical and Heraldic Baronage of England (filmed 1957), Paget, Gerald, (Typescript, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), FHL microfilm 170,063-170,067., Film #170063 Chart 2 Ferrers of Groby.

[S187] Baddesley Clinton, its manor, church and hall : with some account of the family of Ferres from the Norman conquest to the present day, Norris, Henry, (London : Art and Book, 1897), 929.242 F414n., p. 114.

[S77] #33 An Official Genealogical and Heraldic Baronage of England (filmed 1957), Paget, Gerald, (Typescript, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), FHL microfilm 170,063-170,067., vol. 2 no. 410.

[S20] Magna Carta Ancestry: A study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2nd edition, 2011), vol. 1 p. 145.

[S35] #244 The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton (1822-1841), Baker, George, (2 volumes. London: J. B. Nichols and Son, 1822-1841), FHL book Q 942.55 H2bal; FHL microfilm 962,237 ite., vol. 2 p. 219.

[S25] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. 1 p. 70.

[S3] Medieval Lands: A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families, Cawley, Charles, (http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands), England, Earls - creations 1067-1122 [accessed 28 Jun 2006].

-------------------- Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick, KG (16 March 1338 – 8 Aug 1401) was an English medieval nobleman, and one of the primary opponents of Richard II.

Contents

 [hide] 1 Birth and Marriage

2 Royal Service 3 Conflict with King Richard II 4 Restored by Bolingbroke 5 Death 6 Succession 7 Ancestry 8 References 9 External links

Birth and Marriage[edit source]


Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel; Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester; Thomas de Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham; Henry, Earl of Derby (later Henry IV); and Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick, throw down their gauntlets and demand Richard II to let them prove by arms the justice for their rebellion He was the son of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and Katherine Mortimer, a daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, and succeeded his father in 1369. He married Margaret Ferrers, daughter of Sir William Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Groby and Margaret d'Ufford, daughter of Robert d'Ufford, 1st Earl of Suffolk.

Royal Service[edit source]


Seal of Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick

The Earl accompanied John of Gaunt in campaigns in France in 1373, and around that time was made a Knight of the Garter. In the parliaments of 1376 and 1377 he was one of those appointed to supervise reform of King Richard II's government. When these were not as effective as hoped, Beauchamp was made Governor over the King. He brought a large contingent of soldiers and archers to King Richard's Scottish campaign of 1385.

Conflict with King Richard II[edit source]

In 1387 he was one of the Lords Appellant, who endeavored to separate Richard from his favorites. After Richard regained power, Beauchamp retired to his estates, but was charged with high treason in 1397, supposedly as a part of the Earl of Arundel's alleged conspiracy. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London (in what is now known as the "Beauchamp Tower"), pleaded guilty and threw himself on the mercy of the king. He forfeited his estates and titles, and was sentenced to life imprisonment on the Isle of Man. The next year, however, he was moved back to the Tower, until he was released in August 1399 after Henry Bolingbroke's initial victories over King Richard II.

Restored by Bolingbroke[edit source]

After Bolingbroke deposed Richard and became king as Henry IV, Beauchamp was restored to his titles and estates. He was one of those who urged the new King to execute Richard, and accompanied King Henry against the rebellion of 1400.

Death[edit source]


Monumental effigies of Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick and his wife

Beauchamp died in 1401 (sources differ as to whether on 8 April or 8 August).[1]

Succession[edit source]

He was succeeded by his son Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick.

-------------------- A Knight, he was the 12th Earl of Warwick, succeeding his father of the same name in 1369.He was a Knight of the Garter, hereditary Chamberlain of the Exchequer, hereditary sheriff of Worcestershire, Warden of the Channel Islands and Admiral of the Fleet. He served his cousins the Kings of England in several battles mainly with John of Gaunt on his historic march from Calais to Bordeaux in 1373. In 1398 he was arrested by the King on a charge of high treason. Sentenced to perpetual imprisonment and banished for life to the Isle of Man, he was liberated by King Henry IV in 1399. He took part in the coronation of King Henry IV, where he carried the third sword (as he had done in 1377 at the coronation of King Richard II).He died testate.He married, before April 1381, Margaret Ferrers, daughter of William de Ferrers, Knight and 3rd Lord Ferrers of Groby, a descendant of King Edward I, by his wife Margaret, daughter of Robert de Ufford, 1st Earl of Suffolk. Their son Richard succeeded his father as Earl of Warwick.

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Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick's Timeline

1338
March 16, 1338
Castle Warwick, Warwickshire, England
1374
1374
Age 35
Of, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
1376
1376
Age 37
Of, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
1378
1378
Age 39
Of, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
1381
April 1381
Age 43
1382
January 23, 1382
Age 43
Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
January 23, 1382
Age 43
Salwarpe, Worcestershire, England
January 28, 1382
Age 43
Warwick, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1401
April 8, 1401
Age 63
Warwick, Warwickshire, England
1932
December 17, 1932
Age 63