Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk

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Thomas de Mowbray (Earl of Norfolk), 4th Earl of Norfolk

Birthplace: Norfolk, UK
Death: Died in York, England
Cause of death: Executed, beheaded, by Henry IV for treason
Place of Burial: Greyfriars, York, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk and Duchess Elizabeth Fitzalin
Husband of Unknown and Lady Constance de Holand
Father of Thomas Mowbray
Brother of Margaret Howard; John de Mowbray, Sr., 2nd Duke of Norfolk; Elizabeth Cathrine Mowbray and Isabel de Mowbray
Half brother of Margaret Howard; Joan Goushill, Baroness of Stanley and Elizabeth Wingfield, Duchess of Norfolk

Occupation: English nobleman and rebel
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About Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk

Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, 8th Baron Segrave, 7th Baron Mowbray (1385 – 8 June 1405), English nobleman and rebel, was the son of Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk and Lady Elizabeth FitzAlan.

Upon the death of his father in Venice, he was allowed to succeed him as Earl of Norfolk and Nottingham, but not as Duke of Norfolk. He also received his father's title of Earl Marshal, but on a strictly honorary basis, the military rank being held by Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland as the Marshal of England. He was betrothed to Constance Holland, daughter of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, then a child, but the marriage was never consummated.

A quarrel over precedence with Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick supposedly led to his estrangement from the court of Henry IV. Disaffected, he became involved with the latest rebellion of the Percies in the north, and raised an army with Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York. Deserted by the Earl of Northumberland, Norfolk and Scrope were brought to book on Shipton Moor by a large royal army under John of Lancaster and the Earl of Westmorland. Seeking a parley, they were arrested as soon as they disbanded their followers. When Chief Justice Sir William Gascoigne refused to pass sentence upon them before they were tried by their peers, Henry had both summarily beheaded, without color of law, in York on 8 June 1405. This conspiracy is the main historical context for Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2, and the execution is described with the words "so much for Lancaster".

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Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk's Timeline

September 17, 1385
Norfolk, UK
June 8, 1405
Age 19
York, England
Age 19
April 15, 1933
Age 19
April 15, 1933
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July 31, 1933
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July 31, 1933
Age 19
Earl Marshal of England