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Beaufort, John, duke of Somerset (1404–1444), magnate and soldier

G. L. Harriss

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/1862

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Beaufort, John, duke of Somerset (1404–1444), magnate and soldier, was the second son of John Beaufort, marquess of Dorset and of Somerset (d. 1410), and Margaret Holland, daughter of Thomas Holland, earl of Kent. He succeeded to the earldom of Somerset on the death of his elder brother, ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Warfare and Defence ; Irish History ; UK Politics ; British History ; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) ; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours ; Local and Family History ; History ; History of Agriculture

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