Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Baron Ferrers of Chartley[1]

Male 1309 - 1350  (41 years)


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  • Name Robert de Ferrers 
    Suffix 2nd Baron Ferrers of Chartley 
    Born 25 Mar 1309 
    Gender Male 
    Military ca. Aug 1346  La Roche-Guyon, Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    In a feat of derring-do, Ferrers and a small force of men captured the castle at La Roche-Guyon shortly after the sack of Caen by Edward III. 
    Military 26 Aug 1346  Crécy-en-Ponthieu, Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Crécy
    Battle of Crécy
    At Crécy, Edward III and his long-bowmen earned a signal victory over a numerically superior French force. Edward had the advantage of the high ground; moreover, the ground before him was terraced, a feature that forced the French cavalry to mass on Edward's right where his son was in command. Denied the ability to manuever, the numbers became a liability for the French. "[T]he majority were crushed to death," according to Geoffrey le Baker. The slaughter among the nobility was so great that Philip VI's ability to govern was materially impaired. English influence on the continent experienced a revival.
    Died 28 Aug 1350 
    Person ID I22074  Dickinson
    Last Modified 15 May 2018 

    Family Margaret [de Ferrers],   d. After Aug 1331 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Ferrers of Willisham, 1st Baron Ferrers of Wem,   b. Before 1350,   d. ca. 1380  (Age ~ 30 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 May 2018 
    Family ID F6839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL1.htm#JohnFerrersdied1312B.

    2. [S518] The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior, Michael Jones, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2018), 91.