Thursday, 10 November 2016

The Percy's of Alnwick.

Henry Percy 1341 - 1408

Henry Percy, first Earl of Northumberland was, according to Shakespeare:

"the ladder upon which the mounting Bolingbroke ascends the throne.”

This statement reflects the rise of the Percy family during the reign of Richard II and the subsequent usurpation of the throne by Henry Bolingbroke.

You can read more of Henry Percy's story on my blog on my website at 

No comments:

Post a Comment