de Beaufort, Thomas Duke of Exeter 221
- Born: Jan 1381, Kettlethorpe, England 221
- Marriage: Neville, Margaret
- Died: 31 Dec 1426, Greenwich Manor, East Greenwich, Kent, England at age 45 269
- Buried: Lady Chapel of the abbey of Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, England 270
Noted events in his life were:
• Granted manors, 18 Nov 1399. 218 Thomas was granted three manors by King Henry and in 1400 he was made a Kinght of the Garter
• Career, 1403-1426. 270 In 1403 Thomas was made Admiral of the Northern Fleet and on July 21 fought under the future Henry V at the Battle of Shrewsbury. He again served as admiral in 1408-09 and in 1410 reached the pinnacle of his career when he was appointed Chancellor of England as well as Captain of Calais. He resigned his chancellorship in 1412, the year he became Earl of Dorset and also saw military service in France.
Thomas was the King's Lieutenant in Aquitaine in 1413 and in 1415 whith his cousin Thomas Chaucer, fought for Henry V in the French campaign that ended with the juilant English victory at Agincourt. The town of Harfleur was also taken and Thomas made its captain. He was appointed Lieutenant of Normandy in 1416 and created Duke of Exeter on November 18. In 1420, he was a part of the push to conquer Normandy and was created Count of Harcourt.
• Captured, 1421. 270 Thomas was captured by the RFrench at the Battle of Beauge and released the following year.
Thomas married Margaret Neville, daughter of Sir Thomas Neville. (Margaret Neville was born in 1377-1378 221 and died in 1413-1426 221.)