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Bigod, Roger, fourth earl of Norfolk (c. 1212–1270), magnate and courtier  

Robert C. Stacey

Bigod, Roger, fourth earl of Norfolk (c. 1212–1270), magnate and courtier, was the eldest son of Hugh (II) Bigod, earl of Norfolk, and his wife, Matilda Marshal (c.1192–1248). Hugh (III) Bigod was his brother. Roger was a minor when his father died in 1225; his wardship went first to ...

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Holland [Holand], Thomas, sixth earl of Kent and duke of Surrey (c. 1374–1400), magnate and courtier  

James L. Gillespie

Holland [Holand], Thomas, sixth earl of Kent and duke of Surrey (c. 1374–1400), magnate and courtier, was the son and heir of Richard II's half-brother Thomas Holland, earl of Kent (1350–1397), and Alice, daughter of Richard Fitzalan, earl of Arundel. He had two brothers, including ...

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Plugenet, Alan de, first Lord Plugenet (d. 1298), baron and royal councillor  

Nicholas Vincent

Plugenet, Alan de, first Lord Plugenet (d. 1298), baron and royal councillor, was the son of Alan (I) de Plugenet (d. after 1230) and Alice, his wife, daughter of Thomas of Rochford and Isabella de Berkeley. The Plugenets were almost certainly of Breton descent, perhaps native to ...

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Ros, Robert de (d. c. 1270), baron and royal councillor  

Nicholas Vincent

Ros, Robert de (d. c. 1270), baron and royal councillor, was the younger son of Robert de Ros of Helmsley in Yorkshire (c.1182–1226/7) and his wife, Isabella, an illegitimate daughter of William I, king of Scots. The Ros family, which took its name from ...

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Somerset [formerly Beaufort], Charles, first earl of Worcester (c. 1460–1526), courtier and magnate  

Jonathan Hughes

Somerset [formerly Beaufort], Charles, first earl of Worcester (c. 1460–1526), courtier and magnate, was the illegitimate son of Henry Beaufort, second duke of Somerset (1436–1464), and his mistress Joan Hill. His mother was still alive in 1493, when Henry VII gave her an annuity. He was thus a cousin both of ...