Biography of Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415

1401 Parliament Henry IV 2: 31 The Names of the Lords Present

1403 Battle of Shrewsbury

1415 Siege of Harfleur

In or before 1356 [his father] Michael Pole 1st Earl Suffolk 1330-1389 (26) and [his mother] Katherine Wingfield Countess Suffolk 1340-1386 (16) were married.

In 1361 Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 was born to [his father] Michael Pole 1st Earl Suffolk 1330-1389 (31) and [his mother] Katherine Wingfield Countess Suffolk 1340-1386 (21).

In 1385 [his father] Michael Pole 1st Earl Suffolk 1330-1389 (55) was created 1st Earl Suffolk 3C 1385. [his mother] Katherine Wingfield Countess Suffolk 1340-1386 (45) by marriage Countess Suffolk.

In 1386 [his mother] Katherine Wingfield Countess Suffolk 1340-1386 (46) died.

On 05 Sep 1389 [his father] Michael Pole 1st Earl Suffolk 1330-1389 (59) died in Paris. His son Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 (28) succeeded 2nd Earl Suffolk 3C 1385.

Around 1390 [his daughter] Elizabeth Pole 1390-1440 was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 (29) and [his future wife] Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 (14). She a 4 x Great Grand Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

On 04 Jul 1392 Thomas Stafford 3rd Earl Stafford 1368-1392 (24) died at Westminster. His brother [his future brother-in-law] William Stafford 4th Earl Stafford 1375-1395 (16) succeeded  Earl Stafford 1C 1351, 5th Baron Stafford 1C 1299.

Before 20 Oct 1392 Thomas Holland 1st Duke Surrey 1374-1400 and [his future sister-in-law] Joan Stafford Countess Kent 1378-1442 were married (he was her third cousin once removed). He a 2 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England and 3 x Great Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France. She a 3 x Great Grand Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

Before 1394 Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 were married. She  by marriage Countess Suffolk. She a 3 x Great Grand Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

In 1394 [his son] Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk 1394-1415 was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 (33) and [his wife] Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 (18). He a 4 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

On 06 Apr 1395 [his brother-in-law] William Stafford 4th Earl Stafford 1375-1395 (19) died at Pleshy Castle. He was buried at Tonbridge. His brother [his brother-in-law] Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 (17) succeeded 5th Earl Stafford 1C 1351, 6th Baron Stafford 1C 1299.

On 16 Oct 1396 [his son] William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 (35) and [his wife] Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 (20) at Cotton. He a 4 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

After 1397 [his son] Thomas Pole 1397-1433 was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and [his wife] Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419. He a 4 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

On 28 Jun 1398 [his brother-in-law] Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 (20) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu Countess Stafford 1383-1438 (15) were married (he was her third cousin once removed). She (15) by marriage Countess Stafford. He a 3 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England. She a Grand Daughter of King Edward III England. She a 2 x Great Grand Daughter of Philip "The Fair" IV King France.

Parliament Henry IV 2: 31 The Names of the Lords Present

After 07 Jan 1401. The names of the lords who were present at the said declaration are as follows:
Henry, prince of Wales.
Edmund, duke of York.
Edward, earl of Rutland.
Thomas, earl of Arundel.
John, earl of Somerset.
[his brother-in-law] Edmund, earl of Stafford.
Henry, earl of Northumberland.
Ralph, earl of Westmorland.
Thomas, earl of Worcester.
Michael, earl of Suffolk.
Richard, Lord Grey of Codnor.
Thomas, Lord Berkeley.
John, Lord Charlton.
Reginald, Lord Grey of Ruthin.
Thomas, Lord Camoys.
Thomas, Lord Furnivall.
Robert, Lord Scales.
John, Lord Beaumont.
William, Lord Willoughby.
Hugh, Lord Burnell.
William, Lord Ferrers of Groby.
William, Lord Bergavenny.
John, Lord Lovell.
Robert, Lord Harrington.
Richard Lescrope.

Around 1401. Jean Creton Painter Chronicler -1420. The Capture and Death of King Richard. Richard II King England 1367-1400 negotiating Henry Percy 1st Earl of Northumberland 1341-1408 at Conwy Castle.  

Battle of Shrewsbury

On 21 Jul 1403 Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (36), with his son the future Henry V King England 1386-1422 (16), defeated the rebel army of Henry "Hotspur" Percy 1364-1403 (39) at the Battle of Shrewsbury at the site now known as Battlefield Shrewsbury. Henry V King England 1386-1422 (16) took an arrow to the side of his face leaving him severely scarred. John Stanley 1350-1414 (53) was wounded in the throat. Thomas Strickland 1367-1455 (36) fought and was awarded £38 and two of the rebel Henry's horses. Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 (21) fought for the King. Walter Blount 1348-1403 (55), the King's Standard Bearer, was killed by Archibald Douglas 1st Duke Touraine 1372-1424.
Thomas Wendesley 1344-1403 (59) and Edmund Cockayne 1356-1403 were killed.
[his brother-in-law] Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 (25) was killed. His son Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham 1402-1460 succeeded 6th Earl Stafford 1C 1351, 7th Baron Stafford 1C 1299.
Hugh Shirley 1351-1403 (52) was killed; he was one of four knights dressed as Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (36).
Of the rebels, Henry "Hotspur" Percy 1364-1403 (39), Madog Kynaston 1360-1403 and John Clifton -1403 were killed. Thomas Percy 1st Earl Worcester 1343-1403 (60) was beheaded after the battle. Richard Vernon 1355-1403 (48) was hanged.
John Rossall -1403 was killed. His sister Eleanor Rossall 1377-1432 (26) inherited a half-share in the Rossall Shrewsbury estates.

Around 1401. Jean Creton Painter Chronicler -1420. The Capture and Death of King Richard. Richard II King England 1367-1400 (in black) surrendering to Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (holding the white staff) at Flint Castle.  

Before 06 May 1410 [his son] Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk 1394-1415 and Elizabeth Mowbray Countess Suffolk 1394-1423 were married. He a 4 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England. She a 3 x Great Grand Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England. She a 4 x Great Grand Daughter of Philip "Bold" III King France.

Siege of Harfleur

On 17 Sep 1415 Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 (54) died of dysentery. His son Michael Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk 1394-1415 (21) succeeded 3rd Earl Suffolk 3C 1385. Elizabeth Mowbray Countess Suffolk 1394-1423 (21) by marriage Countess Suffolk.

After 1419. Monument to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and [his wife] Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 in St Andrew's Church Wingfield. Early Plate Bascinet Period.

On 08 Apr 1419 [his wife] Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 (43) died.

On 20 May 1475 Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71) died. She was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme. Wrist Garter. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver Underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud.  Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.
Detail of the South Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71). From left to right ...
1 Roet Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms. Alice's paternal grandparents.
2 De La Pole Arms impaled Stafford Arms. Her third husbands parents Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and [his former wife] Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.
3 Montacute and Monthermer Arms impaled Francis? Possibly Alice's second husband's parents John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury 1350-1400 and Maud Francis Countess Salisbury 1364-1424.
4 De La Pole Arms quartered Chaucer Modern Arms.
5 Roet Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms.
6 Chaucer Modern Arms.
7 De La Pole Arms.
8 De La Pole Arms impaled England Henry IV Arms signifying Alice's son John's (32) marriage to Elizabeth of York (31) sister of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (33).
Detail of the North Side of the monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71). Arms from left to right ...
1 De La Pole Arms quartered Chaucer Modern Arms impaled Unknown.
2 De La Pole Arms. Her third husband [his son] William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450.
3 De La Pole Arms quarted Chaucer Modern Arms. Alice's son John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (32) by her second husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450.
4 Chaucer Arms. Alice's father Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434.
5 Montacute and Monthermer Arms quartering impaled Chaucer. Alice's second husband Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428.
6 Roet Arms. Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387.
7 Roet Arms impaling England Henry IV Arms probably signifying John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403, Katherine being the sister of Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387 who married Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400.
8 Roet Arms impaling Chaucer Modern Arms. Her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400 and Philippa Roet 1346-1387.

[his son] John Pole was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419. He a 4 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

[his son] Alexander Pole -1429 was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419. He a 4 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

[his son] Katherine Pole Abbot Barking -1473 was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419. He a 4 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

[his daughter] Isabel Pole Baroness Marshal Baroness Morley -1466 was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419. She a 4 x Great Grand Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.