Thomas, 2nd Earl of Derby


Ref. No.: KN48

Thomas was the grandson of the first Earl, his father George, Lord Strange having died in 1497. He attended Henry VIII during the French Expedition of 1513 and fought at the Battle of the Spurs. He gave up the title which he had inherited of 'King of Man' (the Isle of Man) saying it was better to be a great 'Lord' than a petty 'King'. He died on 24th May 1521.

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