Agincourt Places

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The Erpingham Gate, Norwich

By Stephen Cooper Sir Thomas Erpingham lies buried in the cathedral at Norwich, where he also paid for the building of the Erpingham Gate, the rebuilding of the church of the Dominican Friars and a new East window for the church of the Augustinian Friars. Erpingham was a seasoned veteran when he participated in the Agincourt campaign. Born in 1357, he had served Henry V’s father (Henry ‘Bolingbroke’) and grandfather (John of Gaunt). He had been a soldier in France and Spain, crusaded in Prussia, made a pilgrimage to the...
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Conisbrough Castle, Yorkshire

By Dan Spencer In 1415 Conisbrough Castle belonged to Edward, duke of York, who also held the lordship of Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire and married Alice Deincourt sometime before August 1422. Aged eighteen in 1415, he did not indent directly with the crown, but served in the company of Edward, duke of York. As a member of York’s retinue, he bought no men with him for the Agincourt campaign. He served again in 1416 and 1417 and throughout the 1420s and into the 1430s. His military career only ended in 1450...
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Donnington Castle, Berkshire

By Dan Spencer In 1415 Donnington Castle was purchased by Thomas Chaucer, son of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. He was a very wealthy landowner who held a number of offices for the House of Lancaster in the course of  his career and served as speaker of the House of Commons in the parliaments of 1407, 1410, 1411,  November 1414 and May 1421. In 1415 he was appointed as chief butler for the expedition and was  therefore responsible for procuring provisions for the army. After the death of Henry V, Chaucer...
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Old Wardour Castle, Wiltshire

By Dan Spencer In 1415 Old Wardour Castle was owned by William, lord Lovell of Titchmarsh (born 1397), who also held the lordship of Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire and married Alice Deincourt sometime before August 1422. Aged eighteen in 1415, he did not indent directly with the crown, but served in the company of Edward, duke of York. As a member of York’s retinue, he bought no men with him for the Agincourt campaign. He served again in 1416 and 1417 and throughout the 1420s and into the 1430s. His military...
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