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Robert, first earl of Gloucesterlocked

(b. before 1100, d. 1147)
  • David Crouch


Robert, first earl of Gloucester (b. before 1100, d. 1147), magnate, was the illegitimate son of Henry I, king of England, and a woman identifiable as a member of the Gay family of Hampton and Northbrook, Oxfordshire. Probably the king's eldest bastard, he was born several years before his father's accession to the throne in 1100, the issue of one of at least three liaisons which ...

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