Roger Bigod Fifth Earl of Norfolk 1275
- Born: 1245 1275
- Marriage (1): Alina Bassett
- Marriage (2): Alice d' Avesne
- Died: 11 Dec 1306 at age 61 1275
Noted events in his life were:
• Earldom, 1270. 1275 Roger succeeded his uncle Hugh as the Earl of Norfolk. Hugh had died without issue.
• Rebels, 1297, Salisbury, England. 1275 On 24 Feb 1297, King Edward I summoned the barons to meet at Salisbury with the view of making an effort for the invasion of France, the barons rebelled. Roger Bigod and Humphrey Bohun, earl of Hereford were at the head of the opposition. When Edward called upon them to serve in Gascony while he took command in landers, they refused to go on the plea that their tenure obliged them only to serve beyond seas in company with the king.
The council broke up and Bigod and Bohun were joined by more than thirty of the great vassals and assembled a force but were content with preventing the levy of money or seizure of wool and other commodities on their own domains.
While the king was gone, the Prince confirmed their charters on 10 Oct 1297. When the king returned and began and invasion of Scotland, the barons demanded a confirmation of the charters by the king in person. At last, at the parliament of Lincoln the charters were fully confirmed on 14 Feb 1301.
• Surrenders charter, 1301. 1275 Roger's compatriot, Humphrey Bohun, died in 1298 and the loss of his support to Bigod no doubt made it easier for the king to deal summarily with Roger. In 1301, the Earl of Norfolk made the king his heir and gave up the marshal's rod. On 12 April 1302, he surrendered his lands and title, receiving them back in tail on 12 July 1302. A contemporary historian, Hemingburgh, ascribed the cause of this surrender to a quarrel between Roger and his brother John.
Roger died without issue and so his dignities vested in the crown.
Roger married Alina Bassett, daughter of Philip Bassett and Unknown.
Roger next married Alice d' Avesne.