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People/Characters: Roger Mortimer of Wigmore, 1st Earl of March

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Banner Red and Gold by Annelise Kamada
The church and politics in fourteenth-century England : the career of Adam Orleton, c. 1275-1345 by Roy Martin Haines
Daughter of Time by Sarah Woodbury
Edward II by Seymour Phillips
Edward II by Harold F. Hutchison
Edward II: The Unconventional King by Kathryn Warner
A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England by Gordon Corrigan
The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330 by Ian Mortimer
Harlot Queen by Hilda Lewis
Isabel the Fair by Margaret Campbell Barnes
Isabella and the Strange Death of Edward II by Paul Doherty
Joan by Anne R Bailey
King Edward III by Michael Packe
The Knight and the Rose by Isolde Martyn
The Life and Times of Edward II by Caroline Bingham
The Lily and the Lion by Maurice Druon
The Lion of Mortimer by Juliet Dymoke
Perfect Sinner by Will Davenport
Queen and Mortimer by Brenda Honeyman
Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir
Queen of Shadows: A Novel of Isabella, Wife of King Edward II by Edith Felber
Reggiecide by Chris Dolley
The Reign of Edward III by W. M. Ormrod
She-wolf by Pamela Bennetts
The She-Wolf of France by Maurice Druon
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer
To Catch the Conscience of the King by Martin White
What Ho, Automata by Chris Dolley

Character description

Roger de Mortimer, 3rd Baron Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (25 April 1287 – 29 November 1330), was an English nobleman and powerful Marcher lord who had gained many estates in the Welsh Marches and Ireland following his advantageous marriage to the wealthy heiress Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville. In November 1316, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1322 for having led the Marcher lords in a revolt against King Edward II in what became known as the Despenser War. He later escaped to France, where he was joined by Edward's queen consort Isabella, whom he took as his mistress.

After he and Isabella led a successful invasion and rebellion against Edward, who was subsequently deposed, Mortimer allegedly arranged his murder at Berkeley Castle. For three years, Mortimer was de facto ruler of England before being himself overthrown by Edward's eldest son, Edward III. Accused of assuming royal power and other crimes, Mortimer was executed by hanging at Tyburn.

Roger Mortimer of Wigmore, 1st Earl of March in Wikipedia

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