by Michael Andrews-Reading[1]


Foremost amongst the adherents of Henry of Bolingbroke and richly rewarded after the latter seized the English throne in 1399, surprisingly little seems to be known of Sir Thomas Rempston’s ancestry and background. This article brings together what is known of his antecedents and putative father, already covered in a series of published sources, and raises a possible identification of his mother, together with an examination of how these family connections may have impacted his career. It also provides a synopsis of his immediate family.

Foundations (2014) 6: 47-52    © Copyright FMG and the author

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