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Clare, Richard de [Richard fitz Gilbert] (1030x35–1087x90), magnate

Richard Mortimer

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/5445

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Clare, Richard de [Richard fitz Gilbert] (1030x35–1087x90), magnate, was the founder of the English, Welsh, and Irish baronial family which historians usually call ‘of Clare’. He was known to contemporaries, after his other main English and Norman possessions, as Richard of Tonbridge or Richard de Bienfaite...

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Subjects: UK Politics ; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours ; Local and Family History ; History ; History of Agriculture

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