Picture Library - The Lancastrians and

their Servants

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The Lancastrians and their servants

The Lancastrian dynasty ruled England from 1399 to 1461. Under the second Lancastrian king, Henry V, the English came near to defeating the French in the Hundred Years War. Members of the Lancastrian retinue are commemorated by a number of tombs and brasses of the period, as at Digswell and Wymington. Many of these men can be distinguished by the wearing of the family's collar of linked SS. Good examples are found on the brasses of Sir John Phelip and Walter Cookesey at Kidderminster and of Sir Thomas Burton at Little Casterton. The brasses at Chalfont St Peter and Preston by Faversham are of interest as commemorating retainers of Cardinal Beaufort, Henry VI's uncle, and chief minister of the Lancastrian government for many years.

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Sir Thomas Burton, 1381 engr. c. 1410, Little Casterton, Rutland


John Peryent, esquire to Henry IV and Henry V, 1415, Digswell, Hertfordshire


Walter Cookesey, 1st husband of Maud Harcourt, 1407 engr. 1415, Kidderminster, Worcestershire


Sir John Phelip 2nd husband of Maud Harcourt, 1415, Kidderminster, Worcestershire


Sir Thomas Brounflet, treasurer of the household to Henry IV, 1430, Wymington, Bedfordshire


John Leventhorpe, 1433, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire


William Whappelode, 1446, Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire 


William Mareys, 1459, Preston-next-Faversham, Kent







Sir Thomas Burton, 1381 engr. c. 1410,

Little Casterton, Rutland








John Peryent, esquire to Henry IV and Henry V, 1415,

Digswell, Hertfordshire








Walter Cookesey, 1st husband of Maud Harcourt, 1407 engr. 1415,

Kidderminster, Worcestershire








Sir John Phelip 2nd husband of Maud Harcourt, 1415,

Kidderminster, Worcestershire







Sir Thomas Brounflet, treasurer of the household to Henry IV, 1430,

Wymington, Bedfordshire








John Leventhorpe, 1433,

Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire









William Whappelode, 1446,

Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire 


 






William Mareys, 1459,

Preston-next-Faversham, Kent













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