BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM "JACKANAPES" POLE 1ST DUKE SUFFOLK 1396-1450

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: POLE

Descent English Royalty: 4G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 8G Grandson Louis VII King Franks

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 11G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

On 16 Oct 1396 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk was born to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk (35) and Katherine Stafford (20) at Cotton

In Sep 1415 Henry V King England (29) commenced his invasion of France by undertaking the Siege of Harfleur to provide himself with a port from which to supply future operations. John Mowbray 2nd Duke Norfolk (23) , John Fastolf (35) and Thomas Chaucer (48) fought. William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (18) was wounded. Benedict Nichols Bishop St David's was present.

On 25 Oct 1415 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (19) succeeded 4th Earl Suffolk (3C 1385)

In 1421 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (24) was appointed 139th Knight Garter: Henry V

On 12 Oct 1428 the Siege of Orleans commenced at Orleans. During the course of the siege Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury (40) and Jean Poton Xaintrailles (38) were wounded. William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (31) commanded the English forces during some of the siege.

In 1429 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (32) commanded at Orleans during the Relief of Orleans

On 11 Jun 1429 Joan Arc (17) and Jean Poton Xaintrailles (39) fought at Jargeau during the Battle of Jargeau. Alexander Pole was killed. William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (32) surrendered.

On 11 Nov 1430 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (34) and Alice Chaucer (26) were married

In 1431 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (34) was ransomed

In 1434 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (37) was appointed as Constable Wallingford Castle

On 27 Sep 1442 John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk was born to William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (45) and Alice Chaucer (38)

In 1444 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (47) was created 1st Marquess Suffolk (1C)

In 1447 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (50) was appointed as Admiral England

In 1447 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (50) was created 1st Earl Pembroke (6C 1447)

In 1448 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (51) was created 1st Duke Suffolk (1C 1448)

On 28 Jan 1450 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (53) was imprisoned at Tower of London

Before 01 May 1450 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk exiled for five years for having lost the English possessions in Northern France including Anjou and Maine which were part of Margaret of Anjou's wedding settlement. [Murder of William de la Pole]

On 01 May 1450 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk (53) was beheaded at sea whilst travelling into exile his ship having been intercepted by the Nicholas of the Tower. [Murder of William de la Pole]

ANCESTRY

Father: Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk

GrandFather: Michael Pole 1st Earl Suffolk

1G GrandFather: William Pole

2G GrandFather: William Pole

1G GrandMother: Katherine Norwich

GrandMother: Katherine Wingfield

1G GrandFather: John Wingfield

2G GrandFather: John Wingfield

Mother: Katherine Stafford (3G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

GrandFather: Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford (2G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (7G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

3G GrandFather: Nicholas Stafford

4G GrandFather: Robert Stafford

4G GrandMother: Alice Corbet

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Clinton

2G GrandMother: Margaret Basset (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton

4G GrandMother: Margaret Somery (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

1G GrandMother: Margaret Audley 2nd Baroness Audley Stratton Audley (1G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: James Audley

4G GrandMother: Ela Longespée (1G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandMother: Isolde Mortimer (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Margaret Clare (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Clare 6th Earl Gloucester, 5th Earl Hertford (3G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Maud Lacy (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Joan of Acre (Daughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

GrandMother: Philippa Beauchamp (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick

3G GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick

4G GrandFather: William Beauchamp

4G GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

3G GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn

4G GrandFather: John Fitzpeter

4G GrandMother: Isabel Bigod

2G GrandMother: Alice Tosny (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Roger Tosny (3G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Ralph Tosny VI Lord Flamstead (2G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Petronilla Lacy

3G GrandMother: Alice Bohun

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex

4G GrandMother: Matilda Lusignan

1G GrandMother: Katherine Mortimer (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore (1G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Maud Braose

3G GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: William Fiennes

4G GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Joan Geneville Baroness Geneville (7G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Piers Geneville

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Geneville 1st Baron Geneville

4G GrandMother: Maud Lacy

3G GrandMother: Jeanne Lusignan (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Hugh Lusignan XII Count Lusignan, VII Count La Marche, III Count Angoulême (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Jeanne Fougères