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Tudor, Jasper [Jasper of Hatfield], duke of Bedfordlocked

(c. 1431–1495)
  • R. S. Thomas


Tudor, Jasper [Jasper of Hatfield], duke of Bedford (c. 1431–1495), magnate, was probably born at Hatfield, the second son of Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois (1401–1437), widow of Henry V. Jasper and his elder brother Edmund Tudor, half-brothers of Henry VI, were raised by nuns and, later, by priests in some privacy. On 23 November 1452 both were ennobled as premier earls and summoned to the ...

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