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Beaumont, Robert de, count of Meulan and first earl of Leicesterlocked

(d. 1118)
  • David Crouch


Beaumont, Robert de, count of Meulan and first earl of Leicester (d. 1118), magnate, was the son of Roger, lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont Audemer, and Adeline, daughter of Waleran, count of Meulan. He attested ducal acts before the conquest of England, one as early as 1055, which encourages the belief that he was already of age well before 1066. His participation in the ...

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