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  • ID: I29928
  • Name: Roger de BRETEUIL , 2nd Earl of Hereford 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 02nd Earl of /Hereford/, Roger de Breteuil
  • Birth: ABT 1055 in Breteuil, Eure, Normandy, France
  • Death: AFT 1087 in as a prisoner of the King of England 2
  • Note:
    EARLDOM OF HEREFORD (II) 1071

    ROGER (usually surnamed DE BRETEUIL), EARL OF HEREFORD, 2nd son by 1st marriage, received from King William the English estates and the earldom. In 1075 his sister Emma was married to Ralph DE GAEL, Earl of Norfolk, at Exning, co. Cambridge, where the two Earls entered into a conspiracy against the King, who was then in Normandy. The rebellion was frustrated by the prompt action of the Bishop of Worcester, the Abbot of Evesham, and others, who prevented Earl Roger from crossing the Severn on his return from raising an army. Wben the King returned, he was imprisoned. He was also excommunicated by Archbishop Lanfranc, who, however, appears to have interceded for him. Whether it was owing to the Archbishop or because he was the King's kinsman, William appears to have treated him with some consideration, even after his imprisonment, but the Earl became more offensive and forfeited all hope of release (b). Though the King is reported, when he fell ill in 1087, to have ordered Roger's liberation, it does not appear that this order was ever carried out. The name of his wife, if he had one, and the date of his death are alike unknown. His lands and county having been forfeited, no earldom was descendable in his family. [Complete Peerage VI:449-50, XIV:380, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    (b) Once at Easter the King sent him a present of costly robes, but Earl Roger ordered a great fire to be prepared and thereon burnt them. "Multum superbus est," the King is reported to have said, "qui hoc mihi dedecus fect, sed per splendorem Dei de carcere meo in omni vita mea non exibit."




    Father: William FITZOSBERN , 1st Earl of Hereford b: ABT 1030 in Breteuil, Eure, Normandy, France
    Mother: Alice (Adelise) de TOENI b: ABT 1033 in Tosni, Louviers, Eure, Normandy, France

    Sources:
    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VI:449-50
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VI:449-50
      Text: William the Conqueror died without freeing him (last that he is recorded).
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