Maud De BRAOSE 1
- Born: Abt 1209-1230, Castle, Bramber, Sussex, England
- Christened: Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales
- Married (1): Abt 1247
- Married (2): 1151, Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales
- Died: Bef 20 Mar 1300-1301
Ancestral File Number: 8PTR-91. User ID: 302557633.
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Roger Mortimer, Son of Gwladys of Wales and Ralph Mortimer, Mar Maud Daughter of William De Braose, Died 1301."
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol I, The Conquering Family, Thomas B Costain, 1949, Doubleday & Co, p209:
"The sequel to this is one of the grimmest stories in history. Maud de Braose and her eldest son William were captured while trying to leave Ireland for the Scottish coast and were brought to the King. He had them thrown into a single cell in the keep at Windsor with a sheaf of wheat and a flitch of uncooked bacon. The door of the cell was closed upon them.
"John seems to have been a believer inthe starvation method of gettingrid of prisoners. He had employed it with the unfortunate knights captured at Mirabeau, he was to use it on later occasions, but there was something peculiarly repellent in his treatment of the wife and son to the man he now hated so thoroughly.
"After eleven days had passed the cell was opened. The two occupants were found dead, each lying in a propped-up position against the wall. It was apparent that the son had succumbed first, for one of hischeeks had been gnawed..."
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Doubleday & Co, p304:
p304: "Of less exalted rank was the fourth fair lady to take a prominent part in events. She was wife of Roger de Mortimer, the quarrelsome, avaricious, and generally disagreeable lord of Wigmore who had been the most active enemy of Simon de Montfort in the West. Born Maud de Braose, she had been a great catch, for the Braose holdings to which she had succeeded comprised a large part of Breconshire and a share as well in the immense Marshal inheritance. Her father was the gallant but unfortunate William de Braose who had been detected in an illicit relationship with Joanna, the wife of Llwewlyn (and illegitimate daughter of John of England) and had been publicly hanged by the Welsh leader. This would make her a granddaughter of the unhappy Maude de Braose who was starved to death by John in a cell at Corfe Castle. "She was beautiful and nimble-witted, and the one glimpse that history gives of her is an advantageous one..."
p306: "Maud de Mortimer is given credit for finding a way to get Prince Edward free. She is said, in fact, to have planned eachstep of the ingenious stratagem employed...
"On May 28, in accordance with the plan, the day was spent in the open. Edward and his usual companions, which included Henry de Montfort, who went along to keep an eye on things, rode out somedistance from Hereford and proceeded to race their horses. Edward was in a gay mood, taking a share in the sport and riding several horses at different stages. Finally he mounted one which was capable of outdistancing all the others and which,through clever manipulation, ahd not yet been used in any of the racing. Cantering casually and easily on his fresh mount, the prince managed to get himself free from all his companions on one flank without rousing any suspicion as yet in the mind of his guileless cousin and guardian.
"At this point a horseman appeared some distance away and raised an arm in the air. This was the signal the prince had been expecting. Touching the flank of his horse with his silver prick spur, hemade off at top speed. The rest of the party, on their partly winded mounts, had no chance whatever of overtaking him. They fell back hopelessly and saw their charge join a party of horsemen who emerged from the woods ahead to act as his escort. The fugitives set off in the direction of Wigmore Castle, which was twenty miles away.
"The fair Maud, anxiously scanning the road from the southeast, which wound up the rocky ledge on which the castle stood, was dismayed at first when she saw a solitary rider approaching...Alarm changed to satisfaction, however, when she realized from the length of leg doubled up above the stirrups that it was the prince. In his impatience he had outridden his party...
"He remained at Wigmore just long enough for refreshments. The chatelaine, who of course had attired herself to the best advantage, kept busy in the background to be sure that everything was being done properly for the royal guest...
"He would not be too preoccupied to wave his hand in parting to the fair chatelaine of the castle, but at this point he pages of history close over Maud de Mortimer.
"From Wigmore, Edward rode to the rather squat Normand castle of Ludlow on the banks of the Jug, a distance slightly under ten miles. Here he found waiting for him the man he wanted to see above all others, Earl Gilbert of Gloucester. Roger de Mortimer was there also...Edward appreciated the importance of detaching Gilbert the Red from Simon de Montfort's side and he agreed readily enough when the stipulation was mad that the country must be governed in accordance with the Provisions of Oxford. On receiving this promise the young earl agreed to transfer his allegiance to theKing's side..."
World Ancestral Chart No. 17779 James Carl Romans.
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 84ZT-L3 Maud BRAOSE Born Abt 1230 Bramber Castle (or Arundel) England Mar Abt 1247 Roger De MORTIMER (AFN:8HRJ-PH) Died Bef 20 Mar 1301.
Ancestral File Ver 4.13 8PTR-91 Born Abt 1109 Gower Glamorganshire Wales.
Maud married Roger De MORTIMER, son of Ralph De MORTIMER and Princess Gwladys Verch Llewelyn WALES, about 1247. (Roger De MORTIMER was born in 1221 in Castle, Cwmaron, Rdnrsh, England and died on 27 Oct 1282 in Kinsland, Hertfordshire, England.)
Maud also married William De BEAUCHAMP, I, son of Walter De BEAUCHAMP and Emmeline D' ARBITOT, in 1151 in Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales. (William De BEAUCHAMP, I was born about 1105 in Castle, Elmley, Worcestershire, England and died in 1269.)