Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk

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Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk (1394 – 25 October 1415) was an English nobleman, the eldest son of Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk and Katherine de Stafford.

He brought 20 men-at-arms and 60 archers to France in 1415, in company with his father, who died at the Siege of Harfleur.[1] Michael thus succeeded to his title, but enjoyed it only briefly. He was killed at the Battle of Agincourt,[2] one of the few important English casualties of the battle. He married before November 1403 Elizabeth Mowbray, daughter of the 1st Duke of Norfolk,[3] but left no sons, only daughters:[4]

  • Catherine de la Pole (b. 6 May 1410), nun at Bruisyard
  • Elizabeth de la Pole (22 July 1411 – bef. 1422)

He was succeeded by his brother William de la Pole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph Hunter (1850). Agincourt: a contribution towards an authentic list of the commanders of the English host in King Henry the Fifth's expedition to France, in the third year of his reign. Cowen Tracts: Newcastle University. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/60201871
  2. ^ Michael Bennett, Agincourt 1415:Triumph against the Odds, (Osprey, 1991), 24.
  3. ^ Walker, Simon (2004). "Pole, Michael de la, second earl of Suffolk (1367/8–1415)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2 January 2007. 
  4. ^ "De la Pole family". Retrieved 2 January 2007. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Michael de la Pole
Earl of Suffolk
1415
Succeeded by
William de la Pole