de Holand, Thomas 1

Birth Name de Holand, Thomas
Gender male
Age at Death 47 years, 3 months, 23 days


Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent (1350-1397) was an English nobleman and a councilor of his half-brother Richard II.

He was the son of Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent and Joan of Kent, daughter of Edmund of Woodstock and granddaughter of Edward I. After his father's death his mother married Edward the Black Prince.

When his father died in 1360 he became Baron de Holland. His mother was still Countess of Kent in her own right. At sixteen, in 1366, Holland was appointed captain of the English forces in Aquitaine. He fought in various campaigns over the following years, and was made a Knight of the Garter in 1375.

Richard II became king in 1377, and soon Holland acquired great influence over his younger half-brother. This influence, in most historians view, was utilized primarily for Holland's own enrichment. In 1381 he was created Earl of Kent.

Holland married Alice Fitzalan, daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel. He was succeeded by his eldest son Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey.



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1350 Upholand, Lancaster, England   1
Death 1397-04-24 Arundel Castle, Sussex, England   2
Event Note

D: 25 Apr 1398
P: Woodstock, Kent, England

Age: 47y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father de Holand, Thomas13141360-12-26
Mother Plantagenet, Joan1328-09-291385-10-07
         de Holand, Thomas 1350 1397-04-24
    Brother     de Holand, John 1350 1400-01-10
    Sister     de Holand, Margaret 1353


Family of de Holand, Thomas and de Arundel, Alice FitzAlan

Married Wife de Arundel, Alice FitzAlan ( * 1352 + 1415-03-17 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1364-04-10 Arundel Castle, Sussex, England   2
Name Birth Date Death Date
de Holand, Elizabeth
Holland, Joan1434
de Holand, Thomas1371
de Holand, Alianor13731405-10-23
de Holand, Edmund1382-01-06
de Holand, Margaret13851439-12-30