Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland (see here and here), born 10 Nov 1341,
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,
In Act 5, Scene 4
Henry IV, part 1
Hotspur fights the future
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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