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George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury

Politician from England,Kingdom of England

George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury, 4th Earl of Waterford, 10th Baron Talbot, 9th Baron Furnivall, KG KB PC (c. 1468 – 26 July 1538) was the son of John Talbot, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury and Lady Catherine Stafford, daughter of the 1st Duke of Buckingham. The Earl was born at Shifnal, Shropshire in 1468. He succeeded to his father's peerage in 1473, when aged five years, and was knighted in the Order of the Bath in 1475. Under King Henry VII, the Earl was a distinguished and honoured warrior. The Earl fought with distinction against Lambert Simnel at the Battle of Stoke. The Earl was created a Knight of the Garter after the battle. In 1489 he joined the English expedition to Flanders to aid the Emperor against the French. The same year, upon the birth of Henry's second child, a daughter named Margaret Tudor, Talbot became the first Tudor princess's godfather. On the accession of King Henry VIII, the Earl continued to serve the King as he did his father and again distinguished himself amongst his peers as a great warrior. During Henry's reign the Earl became a powerful man, already being hereditary Lord High Steward of Ireland from 1473 to 1538; he was then appointed Lord Steward of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1468
Place of birth
Shifnal
Nationality
England,Kingdom of England
Parents
John Talbot, Catherine Stafford

Death

Date of death
1538-07-26
Place of death
Derbyshire

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