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Katherine de la Pole

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Died  1473
Parents  Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk
Siblings  Sir Thomas de la Pole, Elizabeth de la Pole, Lady Isabel de la Pole, Sir John de la Pole, Sir Alexander de la Pole
Grandparents  Michael de la Pole, 1st Earl of Suffolk, Katherine Wingfield
Nieces  Margaret de la Pole, Elizabeth Morley, Katherine de la Pole, Anne de Morley
Similar  William de la Pole - 1st Duke of S, Hugh de Stafford - 2nd Earl, Thomas de Morley - 5th Baron Mo

Katherine de la Pole was the oldest daughter of Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk and Katherine de Stafford.

She became abbess of Barking Abbey. In this capacity, she took care of Edmund and Jasper Tudor, the two eldest sons of Catherine of Valois (widowed queen of King Henry V of England) by her second husband Owen Tudor. She persuaded King Henry VI to take an interest in the boys, who were his half-brothers. Henry later ennobled them, thereby taking one of the important steps that would later enable Edmund's son Henry Tudor to claim the English throne.

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