Roger De LACY
(Abt 1171-1211)
Matilda De CLARE
(Abt 1184-1213)
Robert De QUINCY
(Abt 1186-Abt 1257)
Countess Hawise De Meschines LINCOLN
(1160-Aft 1241)
Earl John De Lacy LINCOLN
Countess Margaret De Quincy LINCOLN
(1208-Aft 1240)
Earl Henry De Lacy LINCOLN


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Earl Henry De Lacy LINCOLN

  • Died: Feb 1311

   Another name for Henry was LINCOLN Earl.

   General Notes:

3rd Earl of LINCOLN.

The English A Social History 1066-1945, Christopher Hibbert, 1987, WW Norton & Co p136:
"The study of law, however, particularly the English Common Law which was not taught at the universities, was by then betterunder taken in London at the Inns of Court. These establishments took their name from the inns or town houses, particularly those used as hostels for students and practitioners of law, which had developed in the fourteenth century within easy reach of the courts at Westminster. After the establishment in about 1422 of Lincoln's Inn- which probably took its name from the third Earl of Lincoln, one of Edward I's most influential advisers, whose family had aquired land in the area- theinns grew and prospered and by the 1470's there were about 1000 students attached to them..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol III, The Three Edwards, Thomas B Costain, 1958, Doubleday & Co
p26: "...Incensed by the defeat of an Englisharmy at Kidwelly, Edward decided on a major invasion and gathered a large force at Chester. Two other armies were to strike at the same time, one moving out from Shrewsbury under the command of Henry de Lacy and a second poised against South Wales under the Earl of Hereford..."
p145: "The Earl of Lincoln, who was heavy of build, was dubbed [by Gaveston] `M'sieur Boele Crevee' or `Burst-belly'."
p147: "In February 1311, the Earl of Lincoln died. He will be remembered as thefull-bodied baron who had been given the nickname of `Burst-belly' by the effervescent Gaveston, a fact which he himself never forgot nor forgave. Nevertheless, he had been made regent while Edward went off to his ineffectual campaigning in thenorth. Cousin Lancaster was married to Lincoln's daughter,an only child, and so succeeded to all the estates and added the earldoms of Lincoln and Salisbury to his already formidable list of titles. He stepped also into the late earl's shoes as regent of the kingdom."
p184: "To make matters worse, [Lancaster] found himself involved at this time in a private war. He had married Alice, the handsome twelve-year-old daughter of Henry de Lacy, and through her had inherited the earldoms of Lincoln and Salisbury..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol I, The Conquering Family, Thomas B Costain, 1949, Doubleday & Co
p251: "As [King John] drew near the appointed place [at Runnymede], the sound of cheering reached their ears, mingled with the neighing of horses and the loud, clear blast of trumpets. Coming into sight of the shore opposite the island, they saw it was filled with armed horsemen, the sun shining on helmets and breastplates and on lances held erectto display the proudest pennons in England: the colors of Bigod, of Bohun, of Percy, of Lacey, and Mowbray, and De Vere. The reined in suddenly, his face red with mortification. Here for the first time he saw with his own eyes the tangible evedince of the unanimity of the barons in opposition to him. They had refused to follow him on his continental forays. It had taken hatred of him to bring them out thus in full force!"

Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, AMS Press, 1905,
p224: "...In the same way Edward's young nephew, Thomas of Lancaster, ruled over the three earldoms of Lancaster, Derby, and Leicester, and by his marriage to the daughter and heiress of Henry Lacy, was destined to add to his immense estates the additional earldoms of Lincoln and Salisbury..."
p238: "...Of the tried comrades of Edward I the only one who remained in authority was Henry Lacy, Earl of Lincoln...
"...The readiness with which the barons acquiesced in Edward's reversal of his father's policy shows that they had regarded the late king's action with little favour. Lincoln, the wisest and most influential of the earls, even found reasons for the grant of Cornwall to Gaveston, and kept in check his son-in-law, Earl Thomas of Lancaster, who was the most disposed to grumble at the elevation of the Gascon favourite..."
p245: "...[245] The Earl of Lincoln governed England as regent during the king's absence. In February, 1311, he died and Gloucester abandoned the campaign to take up the regency...The most important result of Lincoln's death was the unmuzzling of his son-in-law, Thomas of Lancaster..."
p273: "...Lancaster had long been at variance with his wife, Alice Lacy. On May 9, 1317, the Countess of Lancaster ran away from him, with the active help of Warenne and by the secret contrivance of the king. Private war at once broke out between the two earls..."

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