NameEarl Roger DE MORTIMER , 21G Grandfather
Birth25 Apr 1287, Wigmore Castle, Wigmore, Hertfordshire
Death29 Nov 1330, Tyburn, London
BurialWigmore Abbey
FatherEdmund DE MORTIMER (1251-1304)
MotherMargaret De Fiennes (-1333)
Spouses
1Joan DE GENEVILLE , 21G Grandmother
Death1356
MotherJoan Of Lusignan (1260-1323)
ChildrenMargaret (-1337)
 Katherine (1314-1369)
Notes for Earl Roger DE MORTIMER
Earl of March. Lord of Leix.

English Magnate. He led the baronial opposition to Edward II's favourites (1320-22) and was imprisoned before fleeing to France. There he became the lover of Edwards Queen Isabella with whom he secured Edward's deposition and murder in 1327. He then ruled England in the name of Edwards son Edward III, until the latter caused him to be executed.
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