Michael de la Pole: Birth: Abt 1361 in Hull, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Death: 14 Sep 1415 in Harfleur, Normandy, France
Note: NI9424 Sir John Wingfield's daughter and heiress married Michael de la Pole, later 1st Earl of Suffolk. Their great grandson, John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk, married Princess Elizabeth of York, sister to Kings Edward IV and Richard III. Their son, John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln was King Richard's heir and attempted to claim the English Throne. His brother, Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk, followed him and was therefore imprisoned by his rival, King Henry VII. He was then beheaded, without trial, on the orders of Henry VIII who then confiscated the castle and the De La Pole estates for himself. To the north of the modern day college is the great 14th century church. Here visitors can see fine church monuments of Sir John de Wingfield and the De la Pole family. The church contains the effigy of Michael de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, and his wife Katherine. This Earl died of dysentery at the Siege of Harfleur whilst with Henry V on his Agincourt campaign of 1415. The Earl's son, who was with his father, succeeded to the title but was killed a few weeks later whilst fighting with the King at the actual battle of Agincourt. The title then passed to the second son William who was 15 years old at the time.
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