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Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland


Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland (see here and here), born 10 Nov 1341,
mar 1stly, 1358, to Margaret de Neville,
he features in Richard II by Shakespeare,
he and his son Hotspur led a rebellion (the Percy Rebellion of 1402 1408) to overthrow Henry IV,
he features in Henry IV, part 1 by Shakespeare,
he features in Henry IV, part 2 by Shakespeare,
killed fighting Henry IV's forces at Battle of Bramham Moor 1408,
his severed head was put on display on the old London Bridge,
eventually bur in York Minster,
had issue by 1st wife:


Sir Henry Percy, "Hotspur" (see here),
mar Elizabeth Mortimer [descendant of Edward III],
he features in Richard II by Shakespeare,
led rebel army against Henry IV,
he features in Henry IV, part 1 by Shakespeare,
killed fighting Henry IV's forces at Battle of Shrewsbury 1403,
his head was stuck on a pole on the gates of York,
eventually bur in York Minster,
had issue:


  1. Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (see here),
    mar Eleanor Neville [descendant of Edward III],
    killed in First Battle of St Albans 1455,
    bur St Albans Cathedral,
    had issue:

    1. Catherine Percy, mar Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent and had issue.

    2. Sir Ralph Percy, mar Eleanor Action and had issue:

      1. Margaret Percy, mar Sir Ralph Harbottle and had issue:

        1. Sir Guiscard Harbottle, mar Jane Willoughby and had issue:

          1. Mary Harbottle, mar Sir Edward Fitton and had issue.


  2. Elizabeth Percy, mar John Clifford, 7th Lord Clifford and had issue.




In Act 5, Scene 4 of Henry IV, part 1 by Shakespeare, Hotspur fights the future Henry V and is mortally wounded:
Hotspur: "O, Harry, thou hast robb'd me of my youth! ... And time, that takes survey of all the world, Must have a stop. O, I could prophesy, But that the earthy and cold hand of death; Lies on my tongue: no, Percy, thou art dust; And food for ..." (He dies.)
Henry V: "For worms, brave Percy: fare thee well, great heart!"






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