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Thomas of Lancaster, rebel cousin of king Edward II/From warlord to Saint/Chapter Two

Thomas of Lancaster, rebel cousin of king Edward II/From warlord to Saint/Chapter Two

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THOMAS OF LANCASTER, REBEL COUSIN OF KING EDWARD II/FROM
WARLORD TO SAINT/CHAPTER TWO
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Dear Readers
Recently I sent you chapter one of my ”book” article ”Thomas of Lancaster, rebel cousin of king Edward II, from warlord to Saint”
It is a travel to 14th century history of England and narrates the turbulent life
of Earl Thomas of Lancaster, who was one of the mightiest man of his Time, ,nobleman, warlord and cousin of king Edward II.
And the most fascinating question:
How does a warlord become a Saint?
Read further, then you’ll get the answer…..
Because it is extended, I do you the favour of sending my major article to you in chapters
Recently chapter one
Today, chapter two
ENJOY and travel with me to 14 century England……
CHAPTER TWO

CHAPTER TWO
BEGINNING OF HIS CAREER/SERVICE UNDER HIS
UNCLE KING EDWARD I

In the beginning there seemed to be no trouble in paradise.
Grandson of King Henry III, nephew of King Edward I, who
probably arranged for him  the splendid marriage with Alice de
Lacy [70], daughter of Henry de Lacy, 3rd Earl of Lincoln [71]
[by the death of his father in law, Henry de Lacy, Thomas was to inherit the
Earldoms of Lincoln and Salisbury, added to the Earldoms
he inherited from his father, Edmund Crouchback [72] namely Lancaster, Leicester and Derby, which made him one of the richest
nobles in the land] [73],
what stood in the way of a splendid career?

And it all seemed going just fine:

On reaching On reaching full age he became hereditary Sheriff of Lancashire, but spent most of the next ten years fighting for Edward I in Scotland, leaving the shrievalty in the care of deputies.[74]
He served his uncle King Edward I, by participating in the battle
of Falkirk in 1298. [75]

ASTRID ESSED

NOTES 1 – 250

https://www.astridessed.nl/notes-1-250-at-article-about-thomas-earl-of-lancaster/

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