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Beaufort, John, marquess of Dorset and marquess of Somerset (c. 1371–1410), soldier and administrator

G. L. Harriss

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/1861

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Beaufort, John, marquess of Dorset and marquess of Somerset (c. 1371–1410), soldier and administrator, was the first offspring of the liaison between John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster (1340–1399), and Katherine Swynford (1350?–1403) [see Katherine, duchess of Lancaster]. He became a staunch supporter of ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Warfare and Defence ; Irish History ; British History ; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) ; Political Institutions ; Public Administration

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