In the 13th century, the head of the family, Lord Cedric Fortesque, was the richest nobleman in the land. His eldest son, Sir Daniel Fortesque, would go on to become the Captain of the Militia and eventually the Hero of Gallowmere. The family line came to an end centuries later in 1945, when the last Fortesque, Colonel Freddie, died at sea.
High Middle Ages
- Granny Fortesque, Sir Dan's paternal grandmother.
- Lord Cedric Fortesque (fl. 1254), the richest nobleman in Gallowmere and father of Sir Daniel Fortesque.
- Sir Daniel Fortesque (1254 – 1286), the Hero of Gallowmere.
- Captain Fortesque (born 1254), Sir Dan's cowardly living self.
- Unnamed Fortesque (fl. 1286), a close relative of the Hero of Gallowmere.
- Unnamed Fortesque (died 1415), fought and died at the Battle of Agincourt.
- Unnamed Fortesque (died 1815), fought and died at the Battle of Waterloo.
- Unnamed Fortesque (died 1940), fought and died at the Battle of Dunkirk.
- Bertie Fortesque (died before 1945[a]), brother of Freddie Fortesque.
- Colonel Freddie Fortesque (1878 – 1945), the last of the Fortesque line.
Behind the scenes
Fortesque is likely derived from the surname Fortescue (meaning "strong shield"). Fortescues trace their origins to Richard Le Fort who allegedly defended William the Conqueror with a shield at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
- Bertie's brother Freddie is said to be the "last of the Fortesque line." For this to be true, Bertie must have passed away before Freddie. It is possible that he is the Fortesque who passed away at the Battle of Dunkirk, but this is unconfirmed.
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