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Guy de Beauchamp

Male Abt 1273 - 1315  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Guy de Beauchamp 
    Born Abt 1273  of Elmley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 1278  [2
    Alternate birth Abt 1278  of Elmley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 10 Aug 1315  Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate death 12 Aug 1315  Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried Bordesley Abbey, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Person ID I9058  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 

    Father William de Beauchamp,   b. 1237, of Elmley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1296  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Maud fitz John,   d. 16 Apr 1301 
    Married Bef 1270  [2, 3
    Family ID F3489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice de Tony,   b. Abt 1283,   d. 1 Jan 1325  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Bef 28 Feb 1310  [1, 2, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth de Beauchamp
    +2. Maud de Beauchamp,   d. 28 Jul 1369
    +3. Thomas de Beauchamp,   b. 14 Feb 1314, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1369, Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Earl of Warwick. Fought against the Scots at Falkirk; took part in the siege of Caerlaverock, July 1300. Hereditary Sheriff of Worcestershire, 1299-1315. Chamberlain of the Exchequer.

      From Wikipedia:

      Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick, was an English magnate, and one of the principal opponents of King Edward II and his favourite, Piers Gaveston. Guy de Beauchamp was the son of William de Beauchamp, the first Beauchamp earl of Warwick, and succeeded his father in 1298. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Falkirk and subsequently, as a capable servant of the crown under King Edward I. After the succession of Edward II in 1307, however, he soon fell out with the new king and the king's favourite, Piers Gaveston. Warwick was one of the main architects behind the Ordinances of 1311, that limited the powers of the king and banished Gaveston into exile.

      When Gaveston returned to England in 1312 -- contrary to the rulings of the Ordinances -- he was taken into custody by Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke. Warwick abducted Gaveston and, together with Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, had him executed. The act garnered sympathy and support for the king, but Warwick and Lancaster nevertheless managed to negotiate a royal pardon for their actions. After the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, King Edward's authority was once more weakened, and the rebellious barons took over control of government. For Warwick the triumph was brief; he died the next year.

      Guy de Beauchamp is today remembered primarily for his part in the killing of Gaveston, but by his contemporaries he was considered a man of exceptionally good judgement and learning. He owned what was for his time a large collection of books, and his advice was often sought by many of the other earls. Next to Lancaster, he was the wealthiest peer in the nation, and after his death his lands and title were inherited by his son, Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick.

  • Sources 
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