Roger de Mortimer
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Tangwystyl verch Llywarch
Ralph de Mortimer
Gwladys 'ddu' ('dark eyed') verch Llywellyn
Roger de Mortimer
Maud de Braose
Hij is getrouwd met Maud de Braose.in het jaar 1247, hij was toen 16 jaar oud.
E: to Carol Middleton, Bassano and Lanier Genealogist.htm
LifeNotes: Roger was a great-grandson of King John. In the 31st year of King Henry III, paid 2,000 marks to the king, had livery of all his lands, excepting those whereof Gladys Dhu, his mother, then surviving, was endowed. During the following 6 years, Roger de Mortimer attended the King Henry III to Gascony, and later, when Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, began again to make incursion upon the marches, was commanded to assist Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, in the defense of the country lying between Montgomery, and the lands of the Earl of Gloucester. In the 42nd year of the same reign he had another military summons to march with the King Henry III against the Welsh; and being in that service, had a special discharge of his scutage for those twenty-six knights' fees and a sixth part which he held in right of Maud, his wife, one of the daughters and co-heirs of William de Braose, of Brecknock. In two years afterwards Roger Mortimer was made captain-general of all the king's forces in Wales, all the barons marchers receiving command to be attendant on him with their whole strength; and he was the same year constituted the Governor of the castle of Hereford. But notwithstanding this extensive power, and those great resources, he was eventually worsted by Llewellyn, and constrained to sue for permission to depart, which the Welsh price conceded, owing to his consanguity. After this he took and active part in the contest between Henry III. and the insurrectionary barons in favor of the former. He was at the battle of Lewes, whence he fled into Wales, and afterwards successfully planned the escape of Prince Edward. Having accomplished his prince's freedom, Mortimer, directing all his energies to the embodying a sufficient force to meet the enemy, soon placed Prince Edward in a situation to fight and win the great battle of Evesham (August 4, 1265), by which the king was restored to his freedom and his crown. In the celebrated conflict Mortimer commanded the third division of the royal army, and for his faithful services obtained, in the October following, a grant of the whole earldom and honor of Oxford, and all other the lands of Robert de Vere, Earl of Oxford, at that time and by that treason forfeited. The Dictum of Kenilworth followed soon after the victory of Evesham, by which the defeated barons were suffered to regain their lands upon the payment of a stipulated fine, but this arrangement is said to have caused great irritation among the barons marchers, (Mortimer with the rest), who had acquired grants of these estates. Roger Mortimer was, however, subsequently entrusted, by the crown, with the castle of Hereford, which he had orders to fortify, and he was appointed Sheriff of Herefordshire. After the accession of Edward I, he continued to enjoy royal favor, and had other valuable grants from the crown. Upon received a knighthood from King Edward I, Roger Mortimer held a tournament, at his own expense, at Kenilworth, where he entertained a hundred knights and as many ladies, for three days, in a grand manner, the like of which was never before known in England; and there began the round table, so called from the place wherein they practiced those feats, which was encompassed by a strong wall, in a circular form. Upon the 4th day the golden lion, in token of triumph, having been yielded to him, he carried it to Warwick. His fame spread afar and it happened that the Queen of Navarre sent him certain wooden bottles, bound with golden bars and wax, under the pretense of wine, but in truth filled with gold, which for many ages after were preserved in the Abbey of Wigmore. Whereupon for the love of that queen, he had added a carbuncle to his arms.
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