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1366–1403, English nobleman, called Hotspur or Henry Hotspur; son of Henry Percy, 1st earl of NorthumberlandNorthumberland, Henry Percy, 1st earl of,
1342–1408, English nobleman. He fought in France in the Hundred Years War, became warden of the Scottish Marches, and was a supporter of John Wyclif.
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. In 1388 he participated in the famous battle of Otterburn, or Chevy Chase, against the Scots; he was captured but later ransomed, and he returned to his post of warden of Carlisle and the West Marches. He went to Calais in 1391 and served (c.1393–95) as governor of Bordeaux, but by 1398 he was back on the Scottish border. He and his father joined the cause of Henry of Lancaster. After Henry's accession as Henry IVHenry IV,
1367–1413, king of England (1399–1413), eldest son of John of Gaunt and grandson of Edward III; called Henry of Bolingbroke. He founded the Lancastrian dynasty.
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, Hotspur was called upon to take command of the Welsh border. Sent once again to the defense of the Scottish border, he helped to win (1402) a notable victory over the Scots at Homildon Hill, capturing the Scottish leader, Archibald DouglasDouglas, Archibald, 4th earl of Douglas,
1369–1424, Scottish nobleman, called Tyneman [loser]; 2d son of Archibald Douglas, 3d earl of Douglas. In 1390 he married Margaret Stuart, daughter of Robert III.
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, 4th earl of Douglas. A bitter quarrel between Hotspur and Henry IV ensued when Hotspur refused to turn Douglas over to the king except in exchange for the ransom of Sir Edmund de MortimerMortimer, Sir Edmund de,
1376–1409, English nobleman; youngest son of Edmund de Mortimer, 3d earl of March. In 1398 when young Edmund, the 5th earl, nephew of Sir Edmund, succeeded to the title while still a minor, Sir Edmund became the most powerful representative of his
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, Hotspur's brother-in-law. In 1403, Hotspur and his father planned with Thomas Percy, earl of WorcesterWorcester, Thomas Percy, earl of
, c.1344–1403, English nobleman; brother of Henry Percy, 1st earl of Northumberland. He served with considerable success in the wars in France and Spain, especially as admiral of the fleet of the north, a position to which he was appointed
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, Owen GlendowerOwen Glendower
, Welsh Owain Glyndwr, 1359?–1416?, Welsh national leader. A scion of the princes of Powys, he was also claimant through his mother to the lands of Rhys ap Gruffydd; he was thus one of the most powerful lords in Wales.
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, and Sir Edmund de Mortimer to dethrone Henry and crown Edmund MortimerMortimer, Edmund de, 5th earl of March and 3d earl of Ulster,
1391–1425, English nobleman, son of Roger de Mortimer, 4th earl of March.
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, 5th earl of March, the nephew of Hotspur's wife. Henry anticipated the move, and in a battle near Shrewsbury (1403) the king was victorious and Hotspur was slain. Hotspur was an important character in Shakespeare's Henry IV.
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Henry Percy Brewster -- (1816 -- 1884) Sam Houston's personal Secretary, who fought at San Jacinto and later served the Republic and State until his death.
Hotspur (or Sir Henry Percy as he was officially known) first took up arms in battle at the age of 14 and gained a reputation as a warrior before paying the price at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403.
When we got to the castle we learned about Henry Percy and Harry Hotspur.
The Henry Percy Dugdale Charity was formed by solicitors in 1961 at the request of Mr Dugdale, a nationally acclaimed wool supplier.
Henry Percy, eldest daughter and eldest child of 1473-1474 fourth earl of twelve; b.
But the most bizarre spectacle outside the gates of the All England Club has to be that of 'eccentric' Henry Percy.
Under the signature of Mr Henry Percy, he produced 350 words of what seemed utter drivel claiming among other things that it was HE who invented the electronic computer, aged two.
Resentment simmered and two years later, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, rebelled again.
King Henry IV David Bradley Henry, Prince of Wales Matthew Macfadyen Sir John Falstaff Michael Gambon Henry Percy (Hotspur) David Harewood Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland Jeffery Kissoon Justice Shallow John Wood Poins, Justice Silence Adrian Scarborough Mistress Quickly Susan Brown Bardolph Roger Sloman Lady Percy Naomi Frederick Lady Mortimer, Doll Tearsheet Eve Myles
Sir Henry Percy, whose nickname Hotspur lives on in the Tottenham football team, was killed at Shrewsbury in July 1403 when his rebel army was defeated by King Henry IV's troops.
Likewise, after Glendower's tale is concluded, they uncharacteristically offer no reflection on it whatsoever, and consider skipping forward to the reign of Henry VI (they do, however, decide to tell the tale of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland).
Henry Percy was something of a maverick intellectual who was imprisoned in 1606 under suspicion that he had been involved in the Gunpowder Plot (5 November 1605).