Family: Sir Henry Percy, VIII, Knight, 3rd Earl of Northumberland / Lady Eleanor Poynings, Countess of Northumberland

m. 0Jun 1435


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Leconfield Castle, home to the Percy family

During the Wars of the Roses the Percys supported the House of Lancaster. Following the battle of Towton in 1461 the victorious Yorkist side, led by the Earl of Warwick, marched on Spofforth, burning the castle and plundering the local countryside. The castle lay in ruins for nearly 100 years until 1559, when it was restored by Henry, Lord Percy. By this time, however, the seat of the Percys had shifted to Alnwick in Northumberland.

Spofforth's west range, the only part of the castle still standing today...

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