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Holland, Henry

Male 1430 - 1475


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  • Born  27 Jun 1430  St Stephan's Chapel, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Sep 1475  Dover, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I05937  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  22 Sep 2017 

    Family  Plantagent, Anne,   b. 10 Aug 1439, Of Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 14.01.1475/76, St George Chapel, Windsor, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1447 
    Children 
     1. Holland, Anne,   b. 1456, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1475, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F01749  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Drowned at sea.

      Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter (June 27, 1430 - September 1475) was a Lancastrian leader during the English Wars of the Roses . He was the only son of John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter and his first wife Lady Anne Stafford. His maternal grandparents were Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford and Anne of Gloucester.
      ...In 1447, he married Anne of York. His wife was the second child and eldest surviving daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville ...In the Wars of the Roses , however, he remained an enemy of the House of York . He was a commander at the great Lancastrian victories at Wakefield and St Albans . He was imprisoned at Wallingford Castle in 1455.
      He was also a commander at the Lancastrian defeat at the Battle of Towton . He fled to Scotland after the battle, and then joined Queen Margaret in her exile in France. He was attainted in 1461, and his estates were given to his wife, who separated from him in 1464. ...At the Battle of Barnet Exeter commanded the Lancastrian left flank. He was badly wounded and left for dead, but survived. Afterwards he was imprisoned, and Anne divorced him in 1474. He "volunteered" to serve on Edward's 1475 expedition to France. On the return voyage he fell overboard and drowned. He had two legitimate children[2]:
      Anne Holland (c. 1455 - 1475), married Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset 1st_Marquess_of_Dorset
      Thomas Holland (1461)