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Encyclopedia > Roger Mortimer

Roger Mortimer (or Roger de Mortimer) was the name of several Marcher lords, members of a powerful Norman family living on the borders of England and Wales in the 13th and 14th centuries. They intermarried with the local Welsh nobility, gradually becoming Welsh by adoption.

  • Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore
  • Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March
  • Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March
  • Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March

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Roger Mortimer (293 words)
Roger Mortimer was a very powerful and ambitious Marcher Lord.
Meanwhile, Edward II was cruelly murdered at Berkeley Castle in 1327.
Following Edward's death, Mortimer, acting as regent, was the virtual ruler of England, but he over-reached himself and aroused the anger of other barons.
Mortimer - LoveToKnow 1911 (1831 words)
The Mortimers of Wigmore, earls of March and Ulster, were of a stock akin to the dukes of Normandy and to many great houses of the duchy.
Roger's age would have forbidden him to be with the duke at Hastings, but, according to Wace, his son Hugh was in the fight, and Ralph the third son was probably among the knights.
This Roger fought at Crecy in "the king's battle." A founder of the Order of the Garter, he was summoned as a baron and obtained a reversal of his grandfather's attainder.
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