Sir Roger Hamelin Bigod 2nd Earl of Norfolk 1037,1038
- Born: 1144, Norfolk, Norfolk, England 1025,1037
- Christened: Of, Framlingham, Suffolk, England 1025
- Marriage (1): Ida de Tosny (Toesny) Cir Christmas 1181 1036
- Marriage (2): Margaret Plantagenet
- Died: 2 Aug 1221, Thetford, Norfolk, England at age 77 1025,1038
- Buried: Thetford, Norfolk, England 1025
Noted events in his life were:
• Inheritance, 1176. 1029 On the death of his father, he and his stepmother, Gundreda appealed to King Henry on a dispute toughing the inheritance, the countess pressing the claims of her own son. Henry threrupon seized the treasures of Ealr Hush into his own hands and it seems that during the remainder of this reign Roger had small owereeven if his succession was allowed.
• King Richard's reign, 1189. 1029 On King Richard's accession to the throne, Roger was taken into favor. By charter of 27 November, the new King confirmed him in the earldom of Norfolk and in the stewardship of the royal household as freely as his grandfather and father had held it.
Roger was next appointed one of the ambassadors to Philip of France to arrange for the crusade and during Richard's absence from England on that expedition he supported the king's authority against the designs of Prince John.
• Magna Carta, 1215. 1029 Roger joined the confederation of barons in the movement which resulted in the grant of Magna Carta on 15 June 1215 and was one of the twenty-five executors or trustees of its provisions. He was consequently included in the sentence of excommunication which Innocent III soon afterward declared afainst the king's opponents and his land wer cruelly harried by John's troops in their incursions into the eastern counties.
• Reign of Henry III, 1221, Oxford, England. 1029 After the accession of Henry III, Roger returned to his allegiance and his hereditary right to the stewardship of the royal household was finally recognized at the council of Oxford on 1 May 1221.
Roger married Ida de Tosny (Toesny), daughter of Raoul de Tosny (Toesny) of Flamstead and Margaret de Beaumont, Cir Christmas 1181.1036
Roger next married Margaret Plantagenet.