Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury,
He mar 2ndly, 6 September 1425, to Margaret Beauchamp [born 1404, descendant of Edward I].
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland again 1425-1427. Military success in Ireland.
Great initial military success against France in the Hundred Years War. He was called the "English Achilles" and the "Terror of the French".
The English were finally stopped by Joan of Arc at Siege of Orleans May 1429.
He was taken prisoner at Battle of Patay June 1429. Held prisoner for 4 years. Released in prisoner exchange.
He appears in Henry VI, Part I by Shakespeare.
He was created Earl in 1442.
He commissioned the illuminated manuscript the Talbot Shrewsbury Book in 1444-45. He presented it to Margaret of Anjou in honour of her betrothal to Henry VI (they married 23 April 1445).
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland again 1446-1449.
He was killed with his son in Battle of Castillon, France, 17 July 1453, age about 66 or 69 yrs.
This battle was a victory for France over England, and the turning point in the end of English ambitions on the continent.
He was bur at St Alkmund's Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
He had issue by 2nd wife:
The death of John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, at the Battle of Castillon in 1453.
From a French manuscript of c.1484.
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