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Henry Percy

Also Known As: "Harry Hotspur"
Birthplace: Warkworth Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Death: July 21, 1403 (39)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (United Kingdom) (Killed in Battle)
Place of Burial: York Minster, York, North Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland and Margaret de Neville, Baroness de Ros
Husband of Elizabeth Mortimer, Baroness Camoys
Father of Elizabeth Percy, Countess of Westmoreland and Sir Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland
Brother of Isolda Percy; Sir Thomas Percy and Sir Ralph de Percy

Managed by: Anne Brannen
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About Sir Henry "Hotspur" Percy

a short summary from Wikipedia:

Harry Hotspur (Sir Henry Percy)


Lady Elizabeth Mortimer


Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland

Lady Elizabeth Percy

Noble family House of Percy

Father: Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland

Mother: Margaret Neville

Born: 20 May 1364(1364-05-20)

Spofforth, Yorkshire, England[1]

Died: 21 July 1403 (aged 39)

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England


"Sir Henry Percy KG (20 May 1364 – 21 July 1403), commonly known as Sir Harry Hotspur, or simply Hotspur, was the eldest son of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, and Margaret Neville, daughter of Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville de Raby, and Alice de Audley. He was the most famous soldier of his day, but was slain leading the losing side at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403."




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”Memorials of an ancient house : a history of the family of Lister or Lyster.” Author: Denny, Henry Lyttelton Lyster, 1878-. Page 125. Archive.Org

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Sir Henry "Hotspur" Percy's Timeline

May 20, 1364
Warkworth Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England
February 1390
Alnwick, Northumberland, England (United Kingdom)
February 3, 1393
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England (United Kingdom)
July 21, 1403
Age 39
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (United Kingdom)
November 1403
Age 39
York Minster, York, North Yorkshire, England
June 1, 1925
Age 39
June 1, 1925
Age 39
February 20, 1929
Age 39