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||Roger (Mortimer) de Mortimer KG was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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"Mortimer distinguished himself as early as September 1344 (when he was only fifteen) in a great tournament at Hereford, in which the earls of Arundel, Pembroke, Suffolk, and Warwick also took part; but it was Edward III's wars in France which provided him with the opportunity to carve a military reputation for himself. He crossed to France in 1346; was knighted at La Hogue by the Black Prince on 12 July; fought alongside Edward III at Crécy on 26 August; and for his laudable service was given livery of all his lands in Herefordshire and the Welsh marches on 6 September. He had thereby set the pattern for the rest of his short career: that of military service to the king and the recovery of the family estates and dignity." (Ref: ODNB)
(Royal Ancestry) He was initially buried in France, but his body was afterwards brought over to England and buried at Wigmore Abbey in Wigmore, Herefordshire.
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On 3 Jul 2014 at 19:46 GMT Darrell Parker wrote:
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