Thomas Dagworth

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Sir Thomas Dagworth (1276 in Bradwell Juxta Coggeshall in Essex – 20 July 1350) was an English knight and soldier, who led the joint English-Breton armies in Brittany during the Hundred Years' War.

Sir Thomas Dagworth
English Knight
Blason Thomas Dagworth.svg
Blason of Sir Thomas Dagworth
Born1276
Essex, England
Died1350
Brittany
NationalityEnglish
Spouse(s)Eleanor de Bohun

Hundred Years WarEdit

Breton War of SuccessionEdit

In 1346 he led a small English force in Brittany in support of John de Montfort's claim on the dukedom. De Montfort was backed by the English throne, whereas his rival, Charles of Blois was backed by the French. On 9 June, Dagworth's force was attacked by Charles' much larger army at Saint-Pol-de-Léon. Though almost surrounded, the longbowmen won the day for the Anglo-Breton Forces.

The next year, on 20 June, he claimed an even more famous victory at the Battle of La Roche-Derrien, where he captured Charles of Blois.[1]

He was summoned to the Parliament of England in 1347 as Baron Dagworth.

He was killed in an ambush on 20 July 1350, near Auray, a few miles west of Vannes, by a Franco-Breton force under Raoul de Caours.[2]

Marriage and IssueEdit

Sir Thomas came from Bradwell Juxta Coggeshall in Essex. In 1343 he had married Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Ormonde, the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Elizabeth Plantagenet, King Edward II's sister. They had a daughter Eleanor, who married Walter Fitzwalter, 3rd Baron Fitzwalter

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael Jones, Creation of Brittany: A Late Medieval State, (The Hambledon Press, 1988), 265.
  2. ^ The Chronicle of Geoffrey Le Baker of Swinbrook, transl. David Preest, ed. Richard W. Barber, (The Boydell Press, 2012), 88-89.

External linksEdit

  • Turnbull, Stephen. The Book of the Medieval Knight. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1985. ISBN 0-85368-715-3
  • thepeerage.com Retrieved 22 March 2008
  • A History of Dagworth (including the de Dagworth family tree)