Name: Henry De Percy
Suffix: 3rd Baron Percy
Death: 18 MAY 1368
Residence: Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
BATT: Crecy 1346. Neville's Cross, 1346
Change Date: 9 DEC 2006
He had, before he succeeded, taken part in the French wars and had been at the Battle of Crecy in 1346, after which he returned to fight at Neville's Cross in the same year. He was commissioned to arrange the terms upon which David of Scotland, who had been taken prisoner at Neville's Cross, should be allowed to return to his dominions. In 1354 he signed the treaty which set the Scottish King free.
In 1356 he took part in Edward III's invasion of Scotland. That monarch, after burning several towns including Edinburgh, and laying waste all the country which he crossed, was forced through shortage of supplies to retreat, which had disastrous consequences. The Scots, inflamed with the desire to avenge their miseries, followed the retiring army and in their turn devastated Northumberland. Edward's raid into Scotland became famous as the "Burnt Candelmas". For several years after this the Earl was continuously employed in warfare, either on the Borders or in France.
He died in 1368 and was succeeded by his son Henry.
Father: Henry De Percy b: ABT 1299
Mother: Idoine Clifford
in Tutbury Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire
- Henry De Percy b: 10 NOV 1341
in Witham, Lincolnshire
- Isabel Percy b: in Alnwick, Northumberland
- Text: Alnwick Castle website.