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Encyclopedia > Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March

Roger de Mortimer, 4th Earl of March and 6th Earl of Ulster (11 April 137420 July 1398) was between 1385 and 1398 the heir presumptive to Richard II of England. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events June 24 - Dancing mania begins in Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen), possibly due to ergotism King Gongmin is assassinated and King U ascends to the Goryeo throne Births April 11 - Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England (died 1398) Leonardo Bruni, Italian humanist (died 1444... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Glendalough monastery, Wicklow Ireland destroyed. ... Year 1385 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Events Glendalough monastery, Wicklow Ireland destroyed. ... An Heir Presumptive (capitalised) is the person provisionally scheduled to inherit a throne, peerage, or other hereditary honor, but whose position can be displaced by the birth of an Heir Apparent or of a new Heir Presumptive with a better claim to the throne. ... Richard II (January 6, 1367 – February 14, 1400) was the son of Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Wales, and Joan The Fair Maid of Kent. He was born in Bordeaux and became his fathers successor when his elder brother died in infancy. ...

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Family

His father was the powerful Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, and his mother was Philippa, Countess of March and Ulster, the only issue of Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, a son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. As the senior descendant of this line through Edward III's second surviving son, Roger Mortimer was named by the childless King Richard II of England as his heir presumptive. His case for being so named is outlined in the Chronicle of Wigmore Abbey, now housed at the University of Chicago. Edmund Mortimer (1351—1381), 3rd earl of March and 1st Earl of Ulster, was son of Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, by his wife Philippa, daughter of William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury. ... Philippa Plantagenet, (16 August 1355 - 5 January 1380/1381), Countess of Ulster suo juris, was the daughter and only child of Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence and Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster. ... Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, (November 29, 1338 - October 7, 1368) was the third son of Edward III of England, and was so called because he was born at Antwerp, Belgium. ... This article is about the King of England. ... Philippa of Hainault Philippa of Hainault (~1314 - August 15, 1369) was the Queen consort of Edward III of England. ... Richard II (January 6, 1367 – February 14, 1400) was the son of Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Wales, and Joan The Fair Maid of Kent. He was born in Bordeaux and became his fathers successor when his elder brother died in infancy. ... An Heir Presumptive (capitalised) is the person provisionally scheduled to inherit a throne, peerage, or other hereditary honor, but whose position can be displaced by the birth of an Heir Apparent or of a new Heir Presumptive with a better claim to the throne. ...


Family wealth

He held enormous estates in Wales, and succeeded to the titles and estates of his family when a child of seven. One month later he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and his uncle Sir Thomas Mortimer acted as his deputy. Being a ward of the Crown, his guardian was Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, half-brother to Richard II. Official standard of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (plural: Lords Lieutenant), also known as the Judiciar in the early mediaeval period and as the Lord Deputy as late as the 17th century, was the Kings representative and head of the Irish executive during the... In law, a ward is someone placed under the protection of a legal guardian. ... Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent (1350-1397) was an English nobleman and a councilor of his half-brother Richard II. He was the son of Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent and Joan of Kent, daughter of Edmund of Woodstock and granddaughter of Edward I. After his fathers...


The importance which he owed to his hereditary influence and possessions, and especially to his descent from Edward III, was immensely increased when Richard II publicly acknowledged him as heir presumptive to the crown in 1385. An Heir Presumptive (capitalised) is the person provisionally scheduled to inherit a throne, peerage, or other hereditary honor, but whose position can be displaced by the birth of an Heir Apparent or of a new Heir Presumptive with a better claim to the throne. ... Year 1385 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ...


Marriage and issue

In 1388, Mortimer married Alianore de Holland, daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent and Alice Fitzalan, who was a daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel. Events Beginning of prosecution of Lollards in England The Battle of Otterburn between England and Scotland A Chinese army under Xu Da sacks Karakorum Births September 14 - Claudius Claussön Swart, Danish geographer September 29 - Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (d. ... Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel (c. ...


Thay had the following:

Anne Mortimer (December 27, 1390 - September, 1411) was the daughter of Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (1373-1398) and Eleanor de Holland. ... Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (c. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Conflict in Ireland

In 1394 he accompanied Richard II to Ireland, but notwithstanding a commission from the king as lieutenant of the districts over which he exercised nominal authority by hereditary right, he made little headway against the native Irish chieftains. // Events Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, travels with King Richard II of England to Ireland. ...


March enjoyed great popularity in England though he took no active part in opposing the despotic measures of the King; in Ireland he illegally assumed the native Irish costume. On July 20, 1398 he was killed at the Battle of Kells in a fight with an Irish clan, and was buried in Wigmore Abbey. is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Glendalough monastery, Wicklow Ireland destroyed. ...


His titles and the designation of heir presumptive passed to his young son, Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Reference

  • The Royal Ancestry Bible Royal Ancestors of 300 Colonial American Families by Michel L. Call (chart 19) ISBN 1-933194-22-7
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Edmund Mortimer
Earl of March
1381–1398
Succeeded by
Edmund Mortimer
Preceded by
Philippa Plantagenet
Earl of Ulster
1382–1398

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