HomeSealsSeals Contents




Henry, Earl of Lancaster & of Leicester

The helm is crested with a wyvern. The dexter beast has the horns of a bull, and the sinister is anothe rwyvern.

Grandson of Henry III, and brother to Thomas, whom he succeeded as Earl of Lancaster.

He served in Flanders, 1297-98; fought at the battle of Falkirk 1298; and was present at the siege of Caerlaverock, 1300

Married Maud, daughter of Sir Patrick Chaworth of Kent. Joined his brother in opposition to Edward II, and obtained a pardon for his rôle in the execution of Gaveston.

He was one of the leaders of the group which joined with Queen Isabella to overthrow the Despensers and depose Edward II.

Became Earl of Leicester in 1324. He died in 1345, and was succeeded by his son, also Henry.

Henry appears in the following rolls in the database: The Falkirk Roll, H53; The Caerlaverock Poem, K74; The Galloway Roll, GA212.

In these rolls he bears

Gules three lions passant gardant in pale or a bend azure