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Titles of Sir Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset: (Royal Ancestry)
Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset
single; d. May 1464
Edmond Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset and Eleanor Beauchamp dau. Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick
Joan Hill. Issue:
(Royal Ancestry) He commanded the Lancastrian army at the Battle of Hexham in Northumberland 15 May 1464, where he was defeated and captured. Henry Beaumont, 3rd Duke of Somerset, was beheaded by the Yorkists at Hexham the same day as his capture. His mistress Joan Hill, was granted an annuity of 10 marks by King Henry VII in 1493.
(Royal Tombs of Medieval England) henry Beaufort's eldest son, Henry, fought with the victorious Lancastrian army at Wakefield in 1460, and the defeated Lancastrians at Towton the following year. He escaped from Towton to Bamburgh Castle, but later surrendered to Edward IV. In 1464, the duke raised an army to support the restoration of Henry VI, but was defeated at Hedgeley Moor in Northumberland (25 April) and Hexhm, also in Northumberland (10 May). Henry Beaufort was executed after the battle of Hexham and buried in the priory church. There is no record of a monument, although a brass matrix recorded in the eighteenth century may have come from his tomb.
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