Tomas de Courcy is a graduate from Oxford who is now employed as a tutor for Charles Blount’s children in This Year of our Lord 1535 in Apethorpe Northamptonshire, England.
Tomas grew up the third son of a minor noble in South Eastern Norfolk between Norwich and Yarmouth, a short ride from the River Yare. The family has fared well over the last several generations due to the wool trade and advantageous copy-hold agreements.
Tomas’ early life was taken up mostly with lessons and learning about the local trades: sheep and wool. He discovered a passion for his lessons young, and could often be found with his nose in a book of some form or another. Having little interest in trade, and no interest in sheep he decided to follow his brother in education and went to Oxford.
Oxford and Apethorpe
Beginning his education and being accepted into Corpus Christi College (thankfully he was the only candidate from the County of Lincon) Tomas decided that he would make his living by the scholarly arts. After having his Artium Baccalaureus conferred, and becoming a Licentiate the following year, Tomas was hired on by Charles Blount, Baron Mountjoy as a tutor for his children. He now resides in Apethorpe Northamptonshire, and frequently travels to London with Charles as a secretary.
Kayleigh de Leis
Kayleigh is the daughter of an Irish merchant with whom the de Courcys have business with. After meeting and falling in love with her Tomas was set a martial task by her before she would consent to marrying him. With the aid of two of his friends, Don Pierce O’Brien and Lord Sebastian de Sandoval, he won her challenge and she consented to the engagement. They were married the next year.