- Born: Abt 1190, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
- Died: 1259
Ancestral File Number: HRQ1-1N.
The Political History of England 1216-1377 Vol III T F Tout AMS Press 1905 p99, Ancestral File Ver 4.13 HRQ1-1N.
Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, AMS Press, 1905, p99: "...On June 11 the magnates once more assembled, this time at Oxford. A summons to fight the Welsh gave them an excuse to appear attended with their followers in arms. The royalist partisans nicknamed the gathering the Mad Parliament, but its proceedings were singularly business-like. A petition tion of twenty-nine articles was presented, in which the abuses of the [Henry III] administration were laid bare in detail. A commission of twenty-four was appointed who were to redress the grievances of the nation, and to draw up a new scheme of government. According to the compact Henry himself selected half this body. It was significant of the falling away of the mass of the ruling families from the monarchy, that six of Henry's twelvecommissioners were churchmen, four were aliens, three were his brothers, one his brother-in-law, one his nephew, one his wife's uncle...The only bishops were the queen's uncle, Boniface of Canterbury, and Fulk Basset of London, the richest andnoblest born of English prelates, who, though well meaning, was too weak in character for continued opposition. Yet these two were the most independent names on Henry's list..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.13 HRQ1-1N.