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 Michael De La Pole

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Michael De La Pole

  • Birth 1367
  • Death 17 Sep 1415 Harfleur, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
  • Burial Wingfield, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England
  • Memorial ID 38521453

English Nobility. 2nd Earl of Suffolk. His father was a former Lord Chancellor of England who died in exile in 1389 after being accused of treason, and was stripped of all his titles. The Earldom of Suffolk was restored to Michael in 1398 but he never succeeded in gaining back all the family estates. He regularly attended Parliament, though his political ambitions were largely confined to his native East Anglia. From 1399 he was a justice of the peace in Suffolk and Norfolk. In 1415, he and his eldest son Michael brought 40 men-at-arms and 120 archers with them on Henry V's French campaign. He died of dysentery during the Siege of Harfleur and the king immediately had his body shipped back to England for burial. His tomb at St. Andrew's in Wingfield features rare surviving examples of medieval funeral effigies carved in wood.

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 19 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38521453
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Michael De La Pole (1367–17 Sep 1415), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38521453, citing St Andrew Churchyard, Wingfield, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .