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Good Duke Humphrey

Humphrey Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, youngest son of Henry IV., said to have been murdered by Suffolk and Cardinal Beaufort. (Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., iii. 2.)

Called “Good,” not for his philanthropy, but from his devotion to the Church. He was an out-and-out Catholic.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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