Biography of Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk

Timeline

Around 1245 Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk was born to Hugh Bigod and Joan Stuteville.

In 1270 Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk succeeded 5th Earl Norfolk (2C 1141).

In 1290 Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk and Alice Hainault Countess Norfolk were married. Alice Hainault Countess Norfolk by marriage Countess Norfolk (2C 1141).

Battle of Falkirk

On 22 Jul 1298 Edward "Longshanks" I King England defeated the Scottish army led by William Wallace during the Battle of Falkirk at Falkirk using archers to firstly attack the Scottish shiltrons with the heavy cavalry with infantry completing the defeat. The English were described in the Falkirk Roll that lists 111 men with their armorials including:
Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick
Walter Beauchamp
Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk
Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex
Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford
Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester
William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby
Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley
Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley
Henry Grey 1st Baron Grey Codnor
Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton
John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Wilton
John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster
Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu
Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March
William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley
John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave
Nicholas Segrave
Robert Vere 6th Earl Oxford
Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby
Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln
Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster
John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey
Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy
Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon
Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel
Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan
John Capet II Duke Brittany
Philip Darcy
Robert Fitzroger
Roger Fitzwalter
Simon Fraser
Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke
John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell, and
Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury.
William Scrope was knighted.
John Stewart was killed.
William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock fought.

Before 09 Mar 1301 seven Earls and 96 Barons signed a letter to the Pope refuting the Pope's claim that Scotland was subject to the Pope's feudal overlordship. The letter was never sent. Those who signed include: John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey, Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln, Ralph Monthermer 1st Baron Monthermer, Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex, Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk, Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel, Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick, Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke, William Leybourne, Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster, William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby, Edmund Hastings, John Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings, 14th Baron Bergavenny, Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore, Fulk Fitzwarin 2nd Baron Fitzwarin, Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy, Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter, John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Somerset, William Braose 2nd Baron Braose, John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort, Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton, John Moels 1st Baron Moels, Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley, Robert Vere 5th Earl Oxford, John Strange 1st Baron Strange Knockin, Thomas Multon 1st Baron Multon Gilsland, Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford, Walter Beauchamp, Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby, John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave, William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby, Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, Piers Mauley 1st Baron Mauley, Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby, John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster, Roger Scales 1st Baron Scales, Thomas Furnival 1st Baron Furnivall, Hugh Bardolf 1st Baron Bardolf, Gilbert Talbot 1st Baron Talbot, William Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt, Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford, Walter Fauconberg 1st Baron Fauconberg [Baron's Letter to the Pope].

Before 12 Dec 1306 Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk died.

09 Feb 1308 Close Rolls Edward II. Edward II King England. Dover. To Alice, late wife of Roger Bigod, earl of Norfolk and Marshall of England. Order to meet the king at Dover on his return from France with his consort about Sunday next after the feast of the Purification of St Mary [02 Feb]. Witnessed by Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall.
The like to:
Elizabeth, countess of Hereford and Essex.
Henry de Lancastre
Robert de Monte Alto
Almaric de Sancto Amando[Ibid]
To R Archbishop of Canterbury. Order to attend the king's coronaion on Sunday next after the feast of St Valentine [14 Feb] at Westminster, to execute what pertains to his office.
To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to proclaim in market towns, etc. , that no knight, esquire, or other shall, under pain of forfeiture, pressure to tourney or make jousts or bordices (torneare, justos seu burdseicas facere), or otherwise go armed at Croydon or elsewhere before the king's coronation.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Bigod

Descent

Kings Franks: Great x 15 Grand Son of Charles "Charlemagne aka Great" King Franks, King Lombardy, Holy Roman Emperor

Kings France: Great x 6 Grand Son of Henry I King France

Ancestry

Father: Hugh Bigod

GrandFather: Hugh Bigod 3rd Earl Norfolk

Great GrandFather: Roger Bigod 2nd Earl Norfolk

Great x 2 GrandFather: Hugh Bigod 1st Earl Norfolk

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Bigod

Great x 3 GrandMother: Adeliza Tosny

Great x 2 GrandMother: Juliana Vere

Great x 3 GrandFather: Aubrey II Vere

Great GrandMother: Ida Tosny Countess Norfolk

Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Tosny

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Tosny

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ida aka Gertrude Hainault

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Beaumont-Roger

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Beaumont-Roger 2nd Earl Leicester

Great x 3 GrandMother: Amice Gael Countess Leicester

GrandMother: Maud Marshal Countess Norfolk, Countess Surrey

Great GrandFather: William Marshal

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Fitzgilbert

Great x 2 GrandMother: Sybil Salisbury

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Salisbury 2nd Baron Chitterne

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sybilla Chaworth Baroness Chitterne

Great GrandMother: Isabel Clare 4th Countess Pembroke

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard "Strongbow" Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke, 1st Earl Buckingham

Great x 3 GrandFather: Gilbert Clare 1st Earl Pembroke

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Beaumont-Roger Countess Pembroke

Great x 2 GrandMother: Aoife NI Diarmait Macmurrough Countess Pembroke, Countess Buckingham

Great x 3 GrandFather: Diarmait Macmurrough

Mother: Joan Stuteville