Richard Marshal

(c. 1207—1234) magnate and courtier

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(d. 1234), earl of Pembroke and lord of Leinster. Marshal was fatally wounded on the Curragh, where he and his men had been confronted by Maurice FitzGerald, the Justiciar of Ireland, and other lords, probably on Henry III's orders. Marshal, who inherited his lands in 1231, had quarrelled with Henry and withdrawn to Ireland after a conflict in the west country and Wales during 1233. His death provoked opposition to both king and justiciar.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.

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