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John de Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

Birthplace: Epworth, Axholme, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of John de Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and Katherine Neville, Duchess of Norfolk
Husband of Eleanor Bourchier, Duchess of Norfolk
Father of John Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk
Half brother of Joan / Jane Strangeways; Catherine Grey; Durfort Travers Strangeways and Thomas Strangeways

Occupation: 3rd Duke of Norfolk
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John Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. Elected Knight of the Garter 1451,_3rd_Duke_of_Norfolk,_3rd_Duke_of_Norfolk From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John de Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

Arms of Sir John Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, KG Duke of Norfolk Successor John de Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk Predecessor John de Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk Spouse Eleanor Bourchier Issue John de Mowbray House House of Mowbray Father John de Mowbray, 2nd Duke Mother Lady Katherine Neville Born 12 September 1415 Died 6 November 1461 (aged 46) Sir John de Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk KG Earl Marshal (12 September 1415 – 6 November 1461) was an important player in the Wars of the Roses.

He was the son of John Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and Lady Katherine Neville. He succeeded to the hereditary office of Earl Marshal in 1432, on the death of his father.

As he was under age at his father's death, he was placed under the protection of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and in 1436 accompanied Gloucester on an expedition to relieve Calais. In 1437–8 he served a year's term as warden of the east march and in 1438 he was one of the leaders of an expedition to strengthen the defences of Calais and Guînes.

At the beginning of the War of the Roses in 1450 he supported Richard, Duke of York, the leader of the Yorkist faction. However, in 1459, he swore allegiance to the Lancastrian Henry VI. He then quickly changed sides back to the Yorkists. This sort of treachery was by no means unusual during the Wars of the Roses.

In February 1461 he fought for the defeated Yorkists in the Second Battle of St Albans. In March 1461 (Richard, Duke of York now being dead) he was one of those who asked the Duke’s son, The Earl of March, to become Edward IV, and later that month his intervention at the Battle of Towton was decisive. The battle took place in a snow storm between 80,000 men. Neither side could get an advantage until about midday Norfolk entered the battle on the Yorkist’s right flank. The Lancastrians then began to slowly fall back. As Earl Marshal, Mowbray then officiated at Edward IV’s coronation.

He died at the age of 46, and was buried at Thetford Priory. He was succeeded by his only son, John.

Marriage and issue[edit] He married Eleanor Bourchier, daughter of William Bourchier, Count of Eu and Anne of Gloucester, Countess of Buckingham. She was the sister of his successor as Justice in Eyre, Henry Bourchier. They had one child, John de Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk.

See also[edit] Dukes of Norfolk family tree References[edit] Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy. London, UK.: The Bodley Head, 1999. Birth and death dates Accessed May 24, 2007 Political offices Preceded by The Duke of Norfolk Earl Marshal 1432–1461 Succeeded by The Duke of Norfolk Legal offices Preceded by The Earl of Arundel Justice in Eyre south of the Trent 1461 Succeeded by The Earl of Essex Peerage of England Preceded by John Mowbray Duke of Norfolk 1st creation 1432–1461 Succeeded by John Mowbray Earl of Norfolk 3rd creation 1432–1461 Earl of Nottingham 2nd creation 1432–1461 Baron Mowbray 1432–1461 Baron Segrave 1432–1461 [hide] v t e Dukes of Norfolk House of Plantagenet (1397–1399) Margaret, 1st Duchess (1397–1399) granddaughter of King Edward I House of Mowbray (1397–1481) Thomas, 1st Duke (1397–1399) John, 2nd Duke (1425–1432) John, 3rd Duke (1432–1461) John, 4th Duke (1461–1476) House of Plantagenet (1481–1483) Richard, 1st Duke (1481–1483) House of Howard (1483–1572, 1660—) John, 1st Duke (1483–1485) Thomas, 2nd Duke (1514–1524) Thomas, 3rd Duke (1524–1547, 1553–1554) Thomas, 4th Duke (1554–1572) Thomas, 5th Duke (1660–1677) Henry, 6th Duke (1677–1684) Henry, 7th Duke (1684–1701) Thomas, 8th Duke (1701–1732) Edward, 9th Duke (1732–1777) Charles, 10th Duke (1777–1786) Charles, 11th Duke (1786–1815) Bernard, 12th Duke (1815–1842) Henry, 13th Duke (1842–1856) Henry, 14th Duke (1856–1860) Henry, 15th Duke (1860–1917) Bernard, 16th Duke (1917–1975) Miles, 17th Duke (1975–2002) Edward, 18th Duke (2002—) Categories: 1415 births1461 deathsDukes of NorfolkEarls of NorfolkEarls of NottinghamBarons MowbrayBarons SegraveEarls MarshalPeople of the Wars of the Roses14th-century English peopleKnights of the Garter

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September 12, 1415
Epworth, Axholme, Lincolnshire, England
October 18, 1444
Age 29
Epworth, Axholme, Lincolnshire, England
November 6, 1461
Age 46