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Humphrey IV de Bohun, Lord High Constable of England

Humphrey IV de Bohun, Lord High Constable of England[1]

Male - 1180

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  • Name Humphrey IV de Bohun 
    Arms of de Bohun
    Arms of de Bohun
    Suffix Lord High Constable of England 
    Gender Male 
    Military Oct 1173  Farnham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The War without Love 
    • In February 1273, Henry II pledged three castles to seal the marriage contract of five-year-old John to the daughter of Humber, Count of Maurienne. Henry the Young King found this the sort of paternal wire-pulling that, though crowned, kept him sidelined. Angry and frustrated, the Young King moved to sack his father. The King of France was all too happy to encourage his son-in-law when he came calling in Paris. Louis gathered a consortium of allies including Philip of Flanders, Matthew of Bolougne, and members of the Angevin household, the Queen and Richard and Geoffrey. But the Capetian war effort was half-hearted and disorganized and the Old King was practiced in the art of war, politics and especially travel. (Leicester, an ally of the Young King, landed a force of Flemish mercenaries at Walton, Suffolk, but was repulsed by Humphrey de Bohun and Richard de Lacy at Farnham. Robert and his wife were imprisoned at Falaise Castle.) An second invasion of England and investment of Rouen were frustrated by the Old King's peripatetics. By July of 1174 the rebellion had fizzled. [2, 3]
    Died 1180 
    Buried Llanthony Priory, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2276  Dickinson
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2017 

    Father Humphrey III de Bohun,   b. Abt 1100,   d. Abt 1165  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret of Hereford, Constable of England,   b. ca. 1121,   d. 6 Apr 1187  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret of Huntingdon, Duchess of Brittany, Countess of Hereford,   b. ca. 1144,   d. 1201  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Bef Easter 1171 
    +1. Henry de Bohun, 1st Earl of Hereford, Lord High Constable of England ,   b. 1176,   d. 1 Jun 1220  (Age 44 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - The War without Love - Oct 1173 - Farnham, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Llanthony Priory, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire 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. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), Chapter 13, "Beware of Your Wife and Sons".

    3. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 41ff.