Fastolf, Sir John (13781459)

Fastolf, Sir John, a distinguished soldier of Henry V.'s reign, who with Sir John Oldcastle shares the doubtful honour of being the prototype of Shakespeare's Falstaff, but unlike the dramatist's creation was a courageous soldier, and won distinction at Agincourt and at the “Battle of the Herrings”; after engaging with less success in the struggle against Joan of Arc, he returned to England and spent his closing years in honoured retirement at Norfolk, his birthplace; he figures in the “Paston Letters” (13781459).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Fasti * Fata Morgana
Farnese, Alessandro
Farnese, Pietro Luigi
Faroe Islands
Farquhar, George
Farr, William
Farragut, David Glasgow
Farrar, Frederick William
Fasces
Fascination
Fasti
Fastolf, Sir John
Fata Morgana
Fatalism
Fates, The
Father of Comedy
Father of Ecclesiastical History
Father of French History
Father of German Literature
Father of History
Father of Tragedy
Father Paul

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