Charles Somerset: Death: 1526
Note: DUKE OF SOMERSET; EXECUTED (BEHEADED) RESEARCH NOTES: 2nd Duke of Somerset, of Dukedom cr 1448 [Ref: CP XII/1 p54] 2nd Duke of Somerset [Ref: Paget HRHCharles p23, ES III.2 #357] 2nd Marquess of Dorset, of Marquessate cr 1443 [Ref: CP IV p417] 5th Earl of Somerset, of Earldom cr 1397 [Ref: CP XII/1 p54] 2nd Earl of Dorset, of Earldom cr 1442 [Ref: CP IV p417] son and heir of Edmund Beaufort [Ref: CP IV p417] beheaded by Yorkists at Hexham [Ref: Paget HRHCharles p23] Henry de Beaufort, 1st son, Earl of Mortain, in the life of his father, succeeded his father as 3rd Duke of Somerset 1455 and Knight of the Garter. He gained great honour in the French wars. Among other services he is remembered for his desperate assault on the Castle of St. Agnes in Mayenne, in France, in the 27th of Henry VI, in which he put to the sword 300 Scots and hanged all the French found therein. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Hexham, County Northumberland, and beheaded April 3, 1463.
Note: Sources for this Information: date: [Ref: ES III.1 #157, Paget HRHCharles p23] 1436 [Ref: CP IV p417], parents: [Ref: Paget HRHCharles p23], father: [Ref: CP IV p417]
Note: Sources for this Information: date: [Ref: CP IV p417, ES III.1 #157, ES III.2 #357, Paget HRHCharles p23], place: [Ref: CP IV p417, Paget HRHCharles p23]
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