Oldcastle

[ohld-kas-uh l, -kah-suh l]
noun
  1. Sir John (Lord Cobham),1377–1417, English martyr: leader of a Lollard conspiracy; executed for treason and heresy; model for Shakespeare's Falstaff.
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Oldcastle

noun
  1. Sir John, Baron Cobham. ?1378–1417, Lollard leader. In 1411 he led an English army in France but in 1413 he was condemned as a heretic and later hanged and burnt. He is thought to have been a model for Shakespeare's character Falstaff in Henry IV
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