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Richard de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hereford

Richard de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hereford[1, 2]

Male - 1217

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  • Name Richard de Clare 
    Arms de Clare
    Arms de Clare
    Suffix 3rd Earl of Hereford 
    Gender Male 
    Political 15 Jun 1215  Runnymeade, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Surety, Magna Carta. 
    Magna Carta
    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta gives early expression to the doctrine that became the Rule of Law. It was occasioned by John's arbitrary and capricious abuse of the English nobility: predatory practices involving inheritances, military service, and hostage taking, as well as confiscatory taxation, fees and fines. With the debacle at Bouvines, England's barons were empowered to move. Broken, John sued for peace but then appealed his concessions to Rome. "As a political tool," writes historian Thomas Asbridge, "it was defunct within three months, and by the end of the year its terms were regarded null and void by all parties." The Greatest Knight, 332. The majority of the Barons declared for Prince Louis of France who, in turn, began deploying an Anglo-French military force. The Royalists, however, were able to prevail, greatly assisted by the death of John and the accession of his nine-year-old heir, Henry III.
    Died 1217  Clare, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11371  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2017 

    Father Roger de Clare, 2nd Earl of Hereford,   d. 1173 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Matilda de Saint-Hilaire 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amice of Gloucester, Countess of Gloucester,   d. 1 Jan 1225 
    Married 1180 
    +1. Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hereford, 5th Earl of Gloucester ,   b. Abt 1180,   d. 25 Oct 1230, Penros, Brittany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Matilda de Clare,   b. Abt 1185  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 May 2015 
    Family ID F3043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsPolitical - Surety, Magna Carta. - 15 Jun 1215 - Runnymeade, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1217 - Clare, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at, 20XX),

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online:, "Richard de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford,",_3rd_Earl_of_Hertford.