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Geoffrey de Mandeville, 2nd Earl of Essex

Male - 1216


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  • Name Geoffrey de Mandeville 
    Suffix 2nd Earl of Essex 
    Gender Male 
    Political 15 Jun 1215  Runnymeade, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Magna Carta 
    • Mandeville was one of the twenty-five sureties for John I in the 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 23 Feb 1216  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Priory of Holy Trinity, Aldgate Without, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11519  Dickinson
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2017 

    Father Geoffrey FitzPeter, 1st Earl of Essex,   d. 14 Oct 1213 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Beatrice de Say,   d. Before 19 Apr 1197 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1185  [1
    Family ID F4562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel FitzRobert, Ctss of Gloucester and Kent,   b. Bef 1176,   d. ca. Oct 1217  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Jan 1214 
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F6134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsPolitical - Magna Carta - 15 Jun 1215 - Runnymeade, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1216 - London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 216.