On the night before the battle Sir Thomas visits
Henry in his tent and gives him his cloak because
it is a cold evening. The king then sets off to tour the
The victory at Agincourt - where the English were
heavily outnumbered - was largely due to the
effectiveness of the English longbowmen.
Sir Thomas, once the owner of Blickling Hall,
was a supporter of John of Gaunt (see
Aylsham). He was also responsible for building the Erpingham
Gate at Norwich Cathedral between 1416-25. There is a
statue of him on the gable of the gate - kneeling and
Statue of Sir Thomas
His tomb lies inside the cathedral - on the north
side of the presbytery - but some believe
that he is actually buried at Erpingham.
had a manor house at Erpingham and is also thought to
have contructed the church. The name 'Erpingham' is
spelt out around the tower of the church.