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Henry Fitzhugh

Birthplace: Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died
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About Henry Fitzhugh

Henry FitzHugh, 3rd Baron FitzHugh KG (c. 1363 – 11 January 1425) was an English administrator and diplomat who served under Henry IV and Henry V.

Summoned to parliament in 1388, FitzHugh became active in public affairs following Henry IV's succession. He was engaged in Anglo-Scottish diplomacy, taking part in the Battle of Humbleton Hill in 1402 and negotiating the surrender of his uncle, Archbishop of York Richard le Scrope, in 1405. The next year he travelled to Denmark as part of the escort of Philippa, Henry's daughter, for her marriage to Eric of Pomerania, king of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.[1]

At the coronation of Henry V in 1413, FitzHugh was Constable.[2] During Henry's reign, he served as Chamberlain of the Household (1413–1425, into the reign of Henry VI), and Treasurer of England (1416–1421). He participated in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and subsequent diplomacy with the French, which led to the Treaty of Troyes in 1420. He travelled with the king to France, and he escorted the king's remains back to England following his death in 1422. He was an executor of Henry's will and was a feoffee of lands in the will.[1]

He became a Knight of the Garter about 1409.[3]

After his death on 11 January 1425, FitzHugh was buried at Jervaulx Abbey in Yorkshire at his request.


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Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England
January 11, 1425
Age 62