sir john lord cobham old-castle


[ohld-kas-uhl, -kah-suhl]
Sir John (Lord Cobham) 1377–1417, English martyr: leader of a Lollard conspiracy; executed for treason and heresy; model for Shakespeare's Falstaff. Unabridged
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Oldcastle (ˈəʊldˌkɑːsəl)
Sir John, Baron Cobham. ?1378--1417, Lollard leader. In 1411 he led an English army in France but in 1413 he was condemned as a heretic and later hanged and burnt. He is thought to have been a model for Shakespeare's character Falstaff in Henry IV

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