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Thomas Mowbray

(c. 1366—1399) magnate


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He is accused by Bolingbroke of embezzlement and of murdering the Duke of Gloucester (Thomas of Woodstock, youngest son of Edward III), Richard II 1.1. He is based on the 1st Duke of Norfolk (1366–99) in whose custody Gloucester died, though, according to Holinshed, Mowbray had incurred Richard's displeasure for having tried to save him, contrary to his orders.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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