Earl Roger Bigod NORFOLK, I 1
- Born: Abt 1150, Norfolk, Norfolk, England
- Christened: Framlingham, Norfolk, England
- Married: Abt 1185
- Died: Bef 2 Aug 1221, Thetford, Norfolk, England
- Buried: Thetford, Norfolk, England
Another name for Roger was NORFOLK Earl.
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2nd Earl of NORFOLK, Signer of Magna Charta.
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p89: "401F Isabella Plantagenent, (Parents not known M of 412); married Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, signer of the Magna Charta; died in 1220."
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 erect to display the proudest pennons in England: the colors of Bigod, of Bohun, of Percy, of Lacey, and Mowbray, and De Vere. He reined in suddenly, his face red with mortification. Here for the first time he saw with his own eyes the tangible evidence of the unanimity of the barons in opposition to him. They had refused to follow him on his continental forays. It had taken hatred ofhim to bring them out thus in full force!"
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Micropaedia, 1981, Vol II, Bigod, p12:
"Also spelled Bigot, the name of an Anglo-Norman family conspicuous for its opposition to the crown. Hugh (died 1177), created earl of Norfolk by King Stephen, was a leader of the rebellion (1173-1174) against Henry II. His son Roger (died 1221) joined the barons against King John (1215), and Roger's grandson Roger (died 1270) opposed Henry III in the Baron's War (1264-1267)..."
Roger married Countess Isabella Plantagenet NORFOLK, daughter of Hamelin PLANTAGENET and Isabel De WARENNE, about 1185. (Countess Isabella Plantagenet NORFOLK was born about 1154 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England.)