John Montagu, 3rd Earl of Salisbury(circa 1350-1400), Magnate and courtier
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Montagu, 3rd Earl of Salisbury was one of the few noblemen who remained loyal to Richard II after Henry IV became king. Montagu was a favourite of the king during the early years of Richard's reign. In 1397, he became Earl of Salisbury on the death of his uncle. He continued as one of Richard's main aristocratic allies, helping to secure the fall of the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Warwick. After Henry IV took the throne from Richard, Montagu joined with the Earl of Huntingdon and others in the Epiphany Rising, a plot to kill Henry and restore Richard to the throne. After the plot failed, he was caught at Cirencester and executed.
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