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Thomas Darcy Darcy, Baron

Darcy, Thomas Darcy, Baron (därˈsē) [key], 1467–1537, English nobleman. He served in a number of military expeditions for Henry VII and for the young Henry VIII. He disapproved of Henry VIII's divorce from Katharine of Aragón, and he became involved in intrigues with the agents of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V against Henry. After the outbreak of the rebellion in the N of England known as the Pilgrimage of Grace (1536), Darcy yielded Pontefract Castle to the rebels and became one of their leaders. He was pardoned at first, but later convicted of treason and beheaded.

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