Thomas FitzAlan, 17th Earl of Arundel

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Thomas FitzAlan
Earl of Arundel
Baron Maltravers
Coat of arms of Sir Thomas Fitzalan, 17th Earl of Arundel, KG.png
Arms of Sir Thomas Fitzalan,
17th Earl of Arundel, KG
Spouse(s) Margaret Woodville
William FitzAlan, 18th Earl of Arundel
Edward FitzAlan
Margaret FitzAlan
Joan FitzAlan
Father William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel
Mother Joan Neville
Born 1450
Died 25 October 1524
Singleton, West Sussex
Buried Arundel, Sussex

Thomas FitzAlan otherwise Arundel, 17th Earl of Arundel, 7th Baron Maltravers KG (1450 – 25 October 1524) was the son of William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, and Joan Neville, eldest daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, and Alice Montagu, suo jure Countess of Salisbury.[1]


He was created a Knight of the Bath on 27 June 1461 at the coronation of Edward IV, and was elected to the Order of the Garter on 26 February 1474. As Lord Mautravers, he was one of the peers present at the coronation of Richard III on 6 July 1483, and in 1471 sat in Parliament as Lord Mautravers. In September 1486 he was godfather to Henry VII's elder son, Arthur, Prince of Wales, and on 25 November 1487 bore the Rod and Dove at the coronation of Elizabeth of York. He succeeded his father as Earl of Arundel in 1488. He was twice elected Lieutenant of the Order of the Garter, on 19 July 1489, and again in 1517. In 1489 he was appointed Warden of the New Forest.[2][3]

He died 25 October 1524 at Downly Park in Singleton, Sussex, aged 74, and was buried with his wife at the collegiate church at Arundel. His will, dated 12 October 1524, was proved 29 November of that year.[4][3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married, shortly before 17 February 1466, Margaret Woodville (d. before 4 August 1492), seventh daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, and a younger sister of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV.[4] Thomas and Margaret had two sons and two daughters:[5][6]


  1. ^ Cokayne 1910, p. 249.
  2. ^ Cokayne 1910, pp. 249–50.
  3. ^ a b Richardson I 2011, p. 37.
  4. ^ a b Cokayne 1910, p. 250.
  5. ^ Cokayne 1910, pp. 33, 250.
  6. ^ Richardson I 2011, pp. 37–8.
  7. ^ Horrox 2004.
  8. ^ Richardson I 2011, p. 170.
  9. ^ Cokayne 1910, p. 33.
  10. ^ Cokayne 1916, p. 105.
  11. ^ Hawkyard 2004.
  12. ^ Richardson I 2011, pp. 37–8, 170.
  13. ^ Richardson III 2011, p. 377.


External links[edit]

Peerage of England
Preceded by
William FitzAlan
Earl of Arundel
Succeeded by
William FitzAlan
Baron Maltravers
(writ of acceleration)