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Howard, John, first duke of Norfolk (d. 1485), soldier and member of parliament, was the only son and heir of Robert Howard (d. 1436) and Margaret (d. 1459), daughter of Thomas (I) Mowbray, first duke of Norfolk (d. 1399), and eventual coheir of ...

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Redman [Redmayne], Sir Richard (d. 1426), soldier, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons, was the son of Sir Matthew Redman of Levens, Westmorland, and his first wife, Lucy. The Redman family had been prominent in north-west England since the mid-twelfth century, usually as soldiers, and ...

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Retford [Redford], Sir Henry (c. 1354–1409), soldier and speaker of the House of Commons, may have been son of Ralph Retford (fl. 1349–1374) of Castlethorpe, Lincolnshire. Henry Retford seems to have been a man of violent tendencies, twice in 1377 obtaining a pardon for homicide before turning to foreign wars. He served the king in ...