Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameRoger Bigod , 2nd Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk
Birthabt 1145, Norfolk, England
Death1221, Norfolk, England
MotherJuliane de Vere (-~1199)
Misc. Notes
Roger is one of the “Surety Barons” along with his son and heir Hugh, named for the enforcement of the Magna Carta signed by King John of England in 1215.

ROGER BIGOD, the Surety, was born about 1150 and succeeded as second Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk. It is fitting that, after Richard's return to England after his captivity in Germany, Roger Bigod was chosen to be one of the four Earls who carried the silken canopy for the King, as Hugh Bigod had borne the Royal sceptre in the Royal procession.

Roger Bigod was appointed in 1189 by King Richard one of the Ambassadors to King Philip of France, to obtain aid for the recovery of the Holy Land. In 1191 he was keeper of Hereford Castle. He was chief judge in the King's Court from 1195 to 1202. In 120() he was sent by King John as one of his messengers to summon William the Lion, King of Scotland, to do homage to him in the Parliament which was held at Lincoln, and subsequently attended King John into Poitou; but on his return he was won over to the opposition by the rebel Barons and became one of the strongest advocates of the Charter of Liberty, for which he was excommunicated by Pope Innocent III He died before August 1221, having married as his first wife, Isabella daughter of Hameline Plantagenet, who was descended from the Earls of Warren.

Birthabt 1125, England
Deathabt 1190, England
MarriageDec 1181
ChildrenHugh (~1186-1225)
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