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Pole, Michael de la, first earl of Suffolklocked

(c. 1330–1389)
  • Anthony Tuck

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Pole, Michael de la, first earl of Suffolk (c. 1330–1389), administrator, was the eldest son of Sir William de la Pole (d. 1366) of Kingston upon Hull and his wife, Katherine. He was born before, though probably not long before, 1330. Although his father had enjoyed a remarkable career as a merchant and financier to the crown, much of his fortune had ultimately been lost as a result of a succession of lawsuits with the king. Most of what survived was held jointly with his wife, who did not die until January 1382. Thus when ...

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