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Bréauté, Sir Falkes de (d. 1226), soldier and royal favourite, was of obscure Norman parentage. One reasonably reliable source, which described him as 'small in stature but very valiant', stated that he was the son of a Norman knight by a concubine (...

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Camoys, Thomas, Baron Camoys (c. 1350–1420/21), administrator and soldier, was the son of John Camoys and heir of his uncle Thomas, Lord Camoys. The uncle died on 11 April 1372, and his lands were given to the heir on 12 October. Camoys served with the retinue of his kinsman ...

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Daubeney, Giles, first Baron Daubeney (1451/2–1508), administrator, soldier, and diplomat, was the elder son and heir of Sir William Daubeney (1424–1461) [see under Daubeney family] of South Petherton, Somerset, and his wife, Alice (b. 1432), third daughter and coheir of ...

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Donne [Dwn], Sir John (d. 1503), soldier and administrator, was descended from the Donne family of Kidwelly. His forebears were active soldiers, and John is said to have been born in Picardy, where his father, Gruffudd Donne (d. in or before 1448)...

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Erpingham, Sir Thomas (c. 1355–1428), soldier, was the son of Sir John Erpingham of Erpingham and Wickmere, Norfolk, the head of an established East Anglian gentry family. His early career was a military one. In September 1368 he accompanied his father to Aquitaine...

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Fitzalan, John, seventh earl of Arundel (1408–1435), soldier, was born on 14 February 1408 at Lytchett Matravers, Dorset. He was the son of John (V) Fitzalan, Baron Maltravers (d. 21 April 1421) and Eleanor (d. 1455), daughter of Sir John Berkeley...

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Fitzalan, Thomas, fifth earl of Arundel and tenth earl of Surrey (1381–1415), soldier and administrator, was the second son and heir of Richard (III) Fitzalan, fourth earl of Arundel and ninth earl of Surrey, and Elizabeth de Bohun (d. 1385). On the execution and forfeiture of his father in 1397, the honour of ...

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Hastings, Sir Hugh (c. 1310–1347), administrator and soldier, was the second son of John Hastings, first Lord Hastings (1262–1313), and his second wife, Isabel, daughter of Hugh Despenser the elder, earl of Winchester (1261–1326). He married, before 18 May 1330, Margery Foliot (...

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Henry of Lancaster [Henry of Grosmont], first duke of Lancaster (c. 1310–1361), soldier and diplomat, was the son of Henry, third earl of Lancaster (c. 1280–1345), and Maud Chaworth (d. 1317×22).

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Johnys, Sir Hugh (b. c. 1410, d. in or after 1485), soldier and administrator, was descended from a cadet branch of the Vaughans of Bredwardine, Herefordshire. Nothing is known of his career before 1436 (when, given the date of his death, he was still a young man). According to his memorial brass in ...