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Hotspur:see Percy, Sir HenryPercy, Sir Henry,
1366–1403, English nobleman, called Hotspur or Henry Hotspur; son of Henry Percy, 1st earl of Northumberland. 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
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Sir Henry Percy, so named for his fiery character. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
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Harry. nickname of (Sir Henry) Percy
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