Ralph de Monthermer
(Cir 1270-1325)


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1. Joan Plantagenet of Acre

Ralph de Monthermer 811,1252

  • Born: Cir 1270 1252
  • Marriage (1): Joan Plantagenet of Acre in Jan 1297 1252
  • Died: 5 Apr 1325 about age 55 1252

Ralph married Joan Plantagenet of Acre, daughter of King Edward I "Longshanks" of England and Eleanor of Castile, Countess Ponthieu, in Jan 1297.1252 (Joan Plantagenet of Acre was born in Apr 1272 in Acre, Palestine 809,1253 and died on 23 Apr 1307 in Clare, Suffolk, England 809,1253.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Married in secret. 1252 Joan fell in love with Monthermer, a squire in her departed husband's estate, and after inducing her father to knight him, secretly married him in January 1297. When she was forced to reveal the marriage in April, the King was enraged, and had Monthermer imprisoned at Bristol . Thomas Walsingham relates that, while pleading for her husband, Joan told her father "No one sees anything wrong if a great earl marries a poor and lowly woman. Why should there be anything wrong if a countess marries a young and promising man?" With the intervention of Anthony Beck , Bishop of Durham , Edward relented, and released Monthermer from prison in August 1297

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