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Siward, Sir Richard (d. 1248), mercenary and courtier

David Crouch

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/37971

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Siward, Sir Richard (d. 1248), mercenary and courtier, has obscure origins. In his earliest appearances he is Richard son of Siward, indicating English ancestry and the name of a father or earlier progenitor. It is probable that he was the young man of that name from ...

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