Deputies::List of Captains, Lieutenants and Lords Deputies of English Calais


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Deputies When "deputy" is used, it may or may not mean a second-in-command: there is no consistency across the period. From Latin records there come "vice" (in the place of) or "locum tenens" (holding the place of). "Lieutenant" is a direct French translation of "locum tenens"; it means generally the second-in-command to the "captain" or head commander. There is a mention of a "deputy lieutenant", however. Caveats are required because a "lord deputy" has to be understood as deputy to the king; and the term "deputy governor" should usually be read "lord deputy and governor", not "deputy to the governor".

The Lord Deputy of Calais, a Tudor title only, was the English king's representative and head of the Council of Calais.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> The title of Lord Deputy was used in Calais only from 1507.<ref name = ODNBcommand> (ODNB subscription site).</ref> The Council existed in some form under Edward IV, and lasted until the French conquest of Calais in 1558. There could be more than one Deputy holding the title at a given time.

In practical terms the Lord Deputy was also the military governor of Calais, but the two posts were not formally the same: in 1552 Lord William Howard became "lord deputy and governor of Calais".<ref> </ref> "Governor of Calais" may also refer to the French post after 1558.

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