Sir Earl John Talbot KG

Viceroy of Ireland (1414-1419), 141st Knight of the Order of the Garter (from 1424), 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1442-1453), and 1st Earl of Waterford (from 1446)

Died aged c. 69

John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, 1st Earl of Waterford, 7th Baron Talbot, KG (c. 1387 – 17 July 1453), known as "Old Talbot", was an English nobleman and a noted military commander during the Hundred Years' War. He was the most renowned in England and most feared in France of the English captains in the last stages of the conflict. Known as a tough, cruel, and quarrelsome man, Talbot distinguished himself militarily in a time of decline for the English. Called the "English Achilles" and the "Terror of the French", he is lavishly praised in the plays of Shakespeare. The manner of his death, leading an ill-advised charge against field artillery, has come to symbolize the passing of the age of chivalry. He also held the subsidiary titles of 10th Baron Strange of Blackmere and 6th Baron Furnivall jure uxoris.

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White Castle. Built in 1417 by Sir John Talbot Viceroy of Ireland to protect the passage over the newly built bridge on the River Barrow.

White's Castle, Leinster Street, Athy, Ireland where they built (1417)