de Clare, Gilbert 1 2

Birth Name de Clare, Gilbert
Nick Name Red Earl
Gender male
Age at Death 52 years, 3 months, 5 days


# Note: Gilbert, known as the "Red Earl", was the Earl of Hertford and Gloucester. Upon his fathers death he was made a ward of Humphry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford. In April of 1264, he led a massacre of Jews in Canterbury.
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He joined the rebellion led by Simon Montfort. At the Battle of Lewes he took the King prisoner. Gilbert later became jealous of the growing power of Montfort and abandoned the Barons. He helped arrange the release of the King and the Prince and fought on their side at the Battle of Evesham. After the victory at Evesham, he received a full pardon from the King.

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# Note: When King Henry died Gilbert was one of the first who proclaimed Prince Edward king. Upon Edward’s return from the Crusades, Gilbert met him and had a great feast in his honor.
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# Note: Sources; British Kings and Queens by Mike Ashley, Carroll and Graf Pub., NY 1998. Last of the Norman Invasions, by Michael Greaney, Military History , Dec. 1998.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1243-09-02 Christchurch, Hampshire, England   2
Death 1295-12-07 Monmouth Castle, Gwent, Wales   1
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P: Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire, England


Age: 52y 3m 5d

Burial 1295-12-22 Abbey Tewksbury, Gloucestershire, England    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father De Clare, Richard1222-08-041262-07-15
Mother De Lacie, Maud12231288-03-10
    Sister     De Clare, Isabel 1240-05-00
         de Clare, Gilbert 1243-09-02 1295-12-07
    Brother     De Clare, Thomas 1245 1287-08-29
    Brother     de Clare, Bogo 1248
    Sister     de Clare, Margaret 1250
    Sister     De Clare, Eglentine 1257


Family of de Clare, Gilbert and England, Joan (of Acre)

Married Wife England, Joan (of Acre) ( * 1272 + 1307-04-23 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1290-04-30 Westminster Abbey, London, England Religious Marriage 2
Name Birth Date Death Date
de Clare, Margaret12921342-04-09
de Clare, Eleanore1292-10-001337-06-30
de Clare, Elizabeth1295-09-161360-11-04