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Historical Information on the Barons at the Battle of Lincoln, which took place at Lincoln Castle:

 

Rebels taken Prisoner

Saer de Quincy the Earl of Winchester

1170-1219. Along with Robert Fitzwalter, one of the leaders of the baronial revolt against John. One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. He and the Count of Perche took a force north from London to relieve the siege of Motsorrel, then marched to Lincoln to help besiege the castle. The joint leader (with Fitzwalter) at the Battle of Lincoln. He went out to watch the approach of Marshal's army and realising the rebels/French outnumbered Marshal, tried to get the French to attack Marshal outside the city. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln and later died on crusade besieging Damietta.
 

Henry de Bohun earl of Hereford, count

Died 1220. A rebel and a supporter of Louis that was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.  Died on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
 

Robert Fitz Walter

Died 1235. Claimed John had tried to seduce his daughter and had spent time in exile in France in 1212. Along with Saer de Quincy, one of the leaders of the baronial revolt against John (Marshal of the Army of God) and was one of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Along with Saer de Quincy, went to France to offer Louis the throne. Sent out from London to raise the siege of Mountsorrel, he then moved off to Lincoln. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.


Gilbert de Clare Earl of Hertford

1180-1230. Like his father, Richard, one of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Captured at the Battle of Lincoln by William Marshal, later married his daughter.


William de Mowbray

Died 1224. One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Along with Eustace de Vesci the leading northern rebel against John. Was owed 90 knights service and held lands in Yorkshire and also the Isle of Axholme. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln along with his son Robert.


Robert de Ros

His son William was a rebel who was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.


William of Huntingfield

One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta and based in Suffolk and Norfolk. Became a rebel quite late, but did not change sides until after his capture at The Battle of Lincoln.

Richard de Montfitchet

Died 1258? A rebel taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.
 

Rebels who fought on Henry's side

William de Forz, 3rd Earl of Albemarle

Died 1242. The one of the 25 guarantors of Magna Carta who was probably the least hostile to John. An adventurer who at once pointed rebelled against John before re-joining his side. Recorded as being at the Battle of Lincoln on Marshal's side. Later rebelled with Falkes de Breauté in 1224, but was again reconciled with the crown. Died on route to the Crusades.


William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke

1190-1231. William Marshal's son. One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Although he had supported Louis' cause, in March he defected back to Henry's side. Recorded as being at the Battle of Lincoln.


William d'Albiney Lord of Belvoir

Died 1236. Rebelled against John and nearly hung at the end of the Siege of Rochester 1215, but when Henry became king swopped sides. Recorded as being at the Battle of Lincoln in Marshal's army. Buried at Newstead Abbey.


The Barons at the Battle of Lincoln

Rebels taken Prisoner


Saer de Quincy the Earl of Winchester

1170-1219. Along with Robert Fitzwalter, one of the leaders of the baronial revolt against John. One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. He and the Count of Perche took a force north from London to relieve the siege of Motsorrel, then marched to Lincoln to help besiege the castle. The joint leader (with Fitzwalter) at the Battle of Lincoln. He went out to watch the approach of Marshal's army and realising the rebels/French outnumbered Marshal, tried to get the French to attack Marshal outside the city. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln and later died on crusade besieging Damietta.


Henry de Bohun earl of Hereford, count

Died 1220. A rebel and a supporter of Louis that was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.  Died on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.


Robert Fitz Walter

Died 1235. Claimed John had tried to seduce his daughter and had spent time in exile in France in 1212. Along with Saer de Quincy, one of the leaders of the baronial revolt against John (Marshal of the Army of God) and was one of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Along with Saer de Quincy, went to France to offer Louis the throne. Sent out from London to raise the siege of Mountsorrel, he then moved off to Lincoln. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.


Gilbert de Clare Earl of Hertford

1180-1230. Like his father, Richard, one of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Captured at the Battle of Lincoln by William Marshal, later married his daughter.


William de Mowbray

Died 1224. One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Along with Eustace de Vesci the leading northern rebel against John. Was owed 90 knights service and held lands in Yorkshire and also the Isle of Axholme. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln along with his son Robert.


Robert de Ros

His son William was a rebel who was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.


William of Huntingfield

One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta and based in Suffolk and Norfolk. Became a rebel quite late, but did not change sides until after his capture at The Battle of Lincoln.


Richard de Montfitchet

Died 1258? A rebel taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.


Rebels who fought on Henry's side


William de Forz, 3rd Earl of Albemarle

Died 1242. The one of the 25 guarantors of Magna Carta who was probably the least hostile to John. An adventurer who at once pointed rebelled against John before re-joining his side. Recorded as being at the Battle of Lincoln on Marshal's side. Later rebelled with Falkes de Breauté in 1224, but was again reconciled with the crown. Died on route to the Crusades.

 

William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke

1190-1231. William Marshal's son. One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Although he had supported Louis' cause, in March he defected back to Henry's side. Recorded as being at the Battle of Lincoln.

 

William d'Albiney Lord of Belvoir

Died 1236. Rebelled against John and nearly hung at the end of the Siege of Rochester 1215, but when Henry became king swopped sides. Recorded as being at the Battle of Lincoln in Marshal's army. Buried at Newstead Abbey.

 

The Barons at the Battle of Lincoln

Rebels taken Prisoner

Saer de Quincy the Earl of Winchester

1170-1219. Along with Robert Fitzwalter, one of the leaders of the baronial revolt against John. One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. He and the Count of Perche took a force north from London to relieve the siege of Motsorrel, then marched to Lincoln to help besiege the castle. The joint leader (with Fitzwalter) at the Battle of Lincoln. He went out to watch the approach of Marshal's army and realising the rebels/French outnumbered Marshal, tried to get the French to attack Marshal outside the city. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln and later died on crusade besieging Damietta.


Henry de Bohun earl of Hereford, count

Died 1220. A rebel and a supporter of Louis that was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.  Died on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.


Robert Fitz Walter

Died 1235. Claimed John had tried to seduce his daughter and had spent time in exile in France in 1212. Along with Saer de Quincy, one of the leaders of the baronial revolt against John (Marshal of the Army of God) and was one of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Along with Saer de Quincy, went to France to offer Louis the throne. Sent out from London to raise the siege of Mountsorrel, he then moved off to Lincoln. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.


Gilbert de Clare Earl of Hertford

1180-1230. Like his father, Richard, one of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Captured at the Battle of Lincoln by William Marshal, later married his daughter.


William de Mowbray

Died 1224. One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Along with Eustace de Vesci the leading northern rebel against John. Was owed 90 knights service and held lands in Yorkshire and also the Isle of Axholme. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln along with his son Robert.


Robert de Ros

His son William was a rebel who was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.


William of Huntingfield

One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta and based in Suffolk and Norfolk. Became a rebel quite late, but did not change sides until after his capture at The Battle of Lincoln.


Richard de Montfitchet

Died 1258? A rebel taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln.


William de Forz, 3rd Earl of Albemarle

Died 1242. The one of the 25 guarantors of Magna Carta who was probably the least hostile to John. An adventurer who at once pointed rebelled against John before re-joining his side. Recorded as being at the Battle of Lincoln on Marshal's side. Later rebelled with Falkes de Breauté in 1224, but was again reconciled with the crown. Died on route to the Crusades.


William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke

1190-1231. William Marshal's son. One of the 25 charged with upholding the Magna Carta. Although he had supported Louis' cause, in March he defected back to Henry's side. Recorded as being at the Battle of Lincoln.


William d'Albiney Lord of Belvoir

Died 1236. Rebelled against John and nearly hung at the end of the Siege of Rochester 1215, but when Henry became king swopped sides. Recorded as being at the Battle of Lincoln in Marshal's army. Buried at Newstead Abbey.