|CLIFFORD, Roger, Sir
CLIFFORD, Roger, Sir
- Born: 1221
- Marriage: Loretto in St. Georges-du-Bois, Beaufort-en-Vallée, France
- Died: 1285 aged 64
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The House of Clifford, chapter 10. Succeeded his father as Lord of the Manors of Tenbury and Bruges (but still only a minor) In 1250 he accompanied Richard De Clare, Earl of Gloucester, on a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James at Compostella in Spain. In 1255 he was made Lord of Mapledurham in Oxfordshire. But in 1262 he was forbidden to joust or appear in arms because of his part in urging the king to observe the Oxford Provisions. But at same time he was placed in command of royal castles of Ludgershall and Marlborough. He participated in the 1264-8 Baron's war against King Henry III but reverted back to the king and left the other Baron's to take the consequences. Following the capture of Henry III and Prince Edward by Simon De Montfort in May 1264 Roger Clifford and his friend Roger De Leybourne engineered the Prince's escape from Hereford castle and they fought for the Prince at Evesham and librated the King. Roger was granted custody of all the forests south of the Trent and estates in Warwickshire and Leicestershire as well as the wardship and Married of one of the two Vipont sisters for his son. He was granted manor of Birmingham in 1266 and in 1270? he went on crusade with Prince Edward. On their return the now King Edward I appointed him sole justiciar of Wales to bring all of the Welsh under English law. Roger set about with severity and in 1282 David, brother of Prince Llywelyn, led a rising in which Roger Clifford was wounded and taken prisoner. He was liberated but died in or around 1285 from his wounds.
Roger married Loretto in St. Georges-du-Bois, Beaufort-en-Vallée, France.