Thomas de Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester

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Thomas de Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester

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Birthplace: Of, Alnwick, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Shrewsbury, England (beheaded)
Cause of death: captured at the Battle of Shrewsbury and publicly beheaded
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry de Percy, 3rd Baron Percy and Mary of Lancaster, Baroness Percy
Brother of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland; Isabel de Percy and Mary de Percy, Baroness de Ros
Half brother of Eleanor de Percy; Isabel De Percy; Mary de Percy and Percy

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About Thomas de Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Percy,_1st_Earl_of_Worcester

Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, KG (1343 – 23 July 1403) was an English medieval nobleman best known for taking part in the rebellion with his nephew Henry Percy, known as 'Harry Hotspur', and brother Northumberland .

Lineage

He was the younger son of Henry Percy, 3rd Lord Percy, and Mary, daughter of Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, who descended from Henry III of England. Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland was his elder brother.

High offices

Worcester fought against England's traditional enemy France in the Hundred Years' War, and then served in various important governing posts in English-controlled France, as Ambassador, Seneschal and as an Admiral. He was created Earl of Worcester in 1397 by King Richard II.

Close to the crown

Along with his brother and nephew, he took part in Henry IV's deposition of Richard II, and later, in turn, in their own subsequent rebellion against King Henry IV.

Capture and execution

He was captured at the Battle of Shrewsbury and publicly beheaded in Shrewsbury two days later, on 23 July 1403. He was buried in St. Peter's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. His head was displayed in London on London Bridge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shrewsbury

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Thomas de Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester's Timeline

1344
1344
Of, Alnwick, Yorkshire, England
1403
July 21, 1403
Age 59
Shrewsbury, England (beheaded)