Birth1292, Paris, France94325,94326,94327,94328
Undefined132582225
Undefined MemoEdward's Queen Isabel, sister of Charles IV, crossed over to France and was later joined by her son Prince Edward.
Death22 Aug 1358, Hertford Castle, England94329,94330,94331,94332
Death Memo23 Aug?
Alias/AKAIsabel “The She-Wolf of France”94333
FatherPhilip IV of France (1268-1314)
MotherJeanne of Navarre (1273-1305)
Misc. Notes
Pg 31 (41 of 135) Queen Isabella53279

Pg 284 While on a diplomatic mission in 1325 to Paris involving the dispute over Edward's French lands, she (Isabelle de France) became the mistress of Roger Mortimer, an exiled baronial opponent of Edward. In 1326 Isabelle & Roger invaded England, executed the Despensers, and deposed Edward on 7 Jan 1327 in favour of his son Edward.13599
Research
England Scotland & Wales Royal Families13603 (His wife Eleanor or Isabella?)
Vol 2 Image 133 Edward II King of England=Eleanor d/o Philip the Fair, King of France
Vol 2 Image 135 Edward II King of England=Eleanor d/o Philip the Fair, King of France
Spouses
Birth25 Apr 1284, Caernarvon, Caernarvon, Wales94355,94356,94357,94358,94359,94360,94361
Birth Memo1274?
Death21 Sep 1327, Berkeley Castle, England94362,94363,94364,94365,94366,94367,94368,94369,94370
Death Memo1326? was murdered apparently in an attempt to escape the castle; near Gloucester?
Burialaft 21 Sep 1327, Gloucester, England94371
Alias/AKAEdward II of England94372
FatherEdward I Plantagenet (1239-1307)
MotherEleanor of Castille (1241-1290)
Misc. Notes
King Edward II47955

Pg 31 (41 of 135) In 1327, the twentieth year of his reign, King Edward II was driven from the throne in favor of his son, Prince Edward, then a lad of fourteen53279

Pg 185 Edmund of Kent, Earl of Kent was beheaded on 19 Mar 1330 for alleged treason in wishing to restore his half-brother, Edward II, to the throne13599
Pg 283 13 Edward II of England (of Caernarvon)... He was crowned 25 Feb 1308. … While on a diplomatic mission in 1325 to Paris involving the dispute over Edward's French lands, she (Isabelle de France) became the mistress of Roger Mortimer, an exiled baronial opponent of Edward. In 1326 Isabelle & Roger invaded England, executed the Despensers, and deposed Edward on 7 Jan 1327 in favour of his son Edward.

Pg 108 Line 161, 15. Edward II, King of England, 1307-132713600

Pg 4 Line 1, 29. Edward II, King of England 1307-132720806

Pg 185 Chap 2, 25. Edward II, King of England 1307-2713601

Pg 54 Edward II, King of England 1307-132747952

Vol 2 Image 122 Edward II, King of England13603
Vol 2 Image 126 Edward II, King of England
Vol 2 Image 135 Edward II, King of England
Research
Vol 2 Image 132 Edward I, King of England=Margaret d/o Philip III of France ch: Edward II, King of England13603 (this Pedigree shows his mother as Margaret not Eleanor?)
Vol 2 Image 133 Edward II King of England=Eleanor d/o Philip the Fair, King of France (His wife Eleanor or Isabella?)
Vol 2 Image 135 Edward II King of England=Eleanor d/o Philip the Fair, King of France (His wife Eleanor or Isabella?)
Marriage25 Jan 1308, Boulogne, France94373,94317,84435,94320,94321
Marr Memo/1307
ChildrenEdward III (1312-1377)
 John (1316-1336)
 Isabella Alianore (1318-1355)
 Joan (1321-1362)
Birthabt 29 Apr 1286, Wigmore, Hereford, England94299,94300,94301,94302,94303,94304
Birth Memo28 Apr 1287? abt 12 Apr 1286? 25 Apr or 3 May 1287?
Residenceca 1300, Wigmore, Hereford, England94305
Death26 Nov 1330, Smithfield, London, England94306,94307,94308,94309,94310,94311,94312
Death Memoor 29 Nov at Tyburn, Staffordshire, England? taken prisoner at Nottingham, convicted of treason, & was hung at Smithfield in London; his body left on the gallows for two days
Burialaft 26 Nov 1330, Grey Friars, London, England94307,94313,94314
Burial Memolater removed to Wigmore Abbey, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
FatherEdmund Mortimer (1252-1304)
MotherMargaret De Fiennes (ca1258-1333)
Misc. Notes
Hanged by King Edward III47955

Pg 243 Roger Mortimer, Lord Mortimer De Wigmore. knighted 22 May 1306; Bearer of the vestments at the Coronation of Edward II 25 Feb 130813598

Pg 12 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Baron of Wigmore, co Hereford (descendant of Charlemagne)13599
Pg 284 While on a diplomatic mission in 1325 to Paris involving the dispute over Edward's French lands, she (Isabelle de France) became the mistress of Roger Mortimer, an exiled baronial opponent of Edward. In 1326 Isabelle & Roger invaded England, executed the Despensers, and deposed Edward on 7 Jan 1327 in favour of his son Edward.

Pg 7 line 12, Sir Roger de Mortimer (147-5), Earl of March13600

Pg 32 Line 27, 31. Sir Roger de Mortimer, 8th Baron Mortimer of Wigmore; cr. Earl of March, Oct 132820806

Pg 215-216 Chap 2,13601
27. Roger de Mortimer, who had co. Meath in Ireland.2 In 1308 Roger and his wife (heiress of co Meath) went to Ireland and took seisin of her lands there. In 1316 he was defeated by Edward Bruce in Ireland, but was appointed by Edward III LordLieutenant of Ireland; Walter de Lacy and his 3 bros. In 1318 he was recalled to England; and, in the dispute between the King and the Despensers on the one hand, and Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, on the other. Mortimer seems to have tried to keep a middle course.
In 1320, in a private war in S Wales between the Earl of Hereford and the elder Hugh Despenser, Roger and his Uncle Roger Mortimer of Chirk took sides with Hereford; the King summoned Roger and Hereford, but they refused to come because the younger Hugh Despenser was with the King. In 1321 Lancaster and the “Good Peers” marched on London; the King yielded, the Despensers were banished, and the Mortimers received a formal pardon. Later, after an altercation over Leeds Castle (see FitzGerald 25), the Mortimers, being disappointed at receiving no help from the Earl of Lancaster, surrendered to the King and were sent to the Tower. When Lancaster was overthrown in 1322, the Despensers returned to power, the Mortimers were tried and condemned to death, but the sentence was commuted to perpetual imprisonment. Two years later, in Aug 1324, Roger escaped from the Tower; the guards having been drugged; and, crossing the Thames, rode to Dover and embarked to France where he was welcomed by Charles IV. In 1325 Edward's Queen Isabel, sister of Charles IV, crossed over to France and was later joined by her son Prince Edward. Mortimer became her lover as well as her adviser, and at the end of the year they went to Flanders where Prince Edward was betrothed to Philippa of Hainault, and men and money were raised for an attack on England. On 9-24-1326 the Queen, with Mortimer, landed near Ipswich, and were joined by Henry (brother of Thomas), Earl of Lancaster and other enemies of the Despensers. In Oct the elder Despenser was captured, tried by Lancaster and Mortimer and hanged forthwith. On Nov 16 the King, the younger Despenser, and Edmund FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel were captured. The next day Mortimer ordered the execution of Arundel and on Nov 24 he and Lancaster and Kent condemned the younger Despenser and hanged him on a gallows 50 feet high. After Parliament deposed Edward II and made his son, age 14, King. Roger as the Queen's paramour, ruled England; and Edward II was killed.
Enriched by the lands of Arundel and the Despensers, Mortimer was created Earl of March in 1328 (March is from Old English mearc, boundary, in this case between England and Wales), and never ceased to add to his possessions. But Edward III, who had long chaffed at the restraints imposed on him, secretly headed a conspiracy to get rid of the tyrant. The governor of Nottingham Castle, where Isabel, Mortimer and the King lodged, revealed to William de Montagu, Earl of Salisbury a secret passage whereby Mortimer's Welsh guards could be evaded. Mortimer was overpowered and arrested by order of the King, in spite of the Queen-mother's appeal. “Beal fitz, beal fitz, eiez pittie de gentil Mortymer.” He was taken to London, impeached and condemned by Parliament, and all his lands and honors forfeited. On 29 Nov 1330 (age 43) he was hanged at Tyburn and his body left on the gallows for 2 days.

Pg 74 Sir Roger De Mortimer, Baron Mortimer of Wigmore; created Earl of March, Oct 1328. (2) VIII, 433-442, IX, 28447952

Image131 Pg130 Roger Mortimer, Earl of March47954
Last Modified 7 Mar 2015Created 31 Jan 2017 using Reunion 11 by Chris Dunmore