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Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk

Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk[1, 2]

Male - 1225

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  • Name Hugh Bigod 
    Arms of Bigod
    Arms of Bigod
    Suffix 3rd Earl of Norfolk 
    Gender Male 
    Political 1215  Runnymeade, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Surety to 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 Feb 1225 
    Person ID I11518  Dickinson
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2017 

    Father Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk,   d. 1221 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ida de Tosny, Countess of Norfolk 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda Marshal, Countess of Norfolk and Surrey,   b. Bef 1195,   d. 27 Mar 1248  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 1207  [3
    +1. Isabel Bigod  [Birth]
     2. Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk,   b. Abt 1212,   d. 4 Jul 1270  (Age ~ 58 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Hugh Bigod, Justiciar of England,   d. Bef 7 May 1266  [Birth]
     4. Ralph Bigod  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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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:, "Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk," at

    3. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 311.