Hugh de Morville, Lord of Westmorland

Hugh de Morville, Lord of Westmorland

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Hugh de Morville (died c. 1202) was an Anglo-Norman knight who served King Henry II of England in the late 12th century. He is chiefly famous as one of the assassins of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. He held the title Lord of Westmorland, which he inherited from his father, Hugh de Morville, Lord of Cunningham and Lauderdale. Hugh is thought to have been his father's eldest son. He appears in the service of King Henry from 1158. University of Edinburgh historian Geoffrey W. S. Barrow identifies two charters given by the younger Hugh in his capacity as Lord of Westmorland, one being read aloud to his court at his castle of Appleby on the upper River Eden. One of the witnesses was Harvard de Malnurs, Constable of Knaresborough Castle. This rare surname may refer to a hamlet on the border of Brittany and Maine now called La Malnoyere. Reginald de Beauchamp, who witnessed both charters, may be a relative of Hugh's mother Beatrice de more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135787241
  • 9786135787245