Sir Richard Arundel Fitzalan Ninth Earl Arundel 1255
- Born: 1306 or 1313, Arundel Castle, Sussex, England 1255,1405
- Marriage (1): Allanore (Eleanor) de Lancaster Plantagenet Countess of Arundel on 5 Feb 1345 in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. England 1255,1404
- Marriage (2): Isabel de Despenser on 9 Feb 1321 in King's Chapel, Havering-atte-Bower, England 1404,1549
- Died: 24 Jan 1376, Arundel Castle, Sussex, England at age 70 1255,1404
- Buried: Lewes Priory, Lewes, England 1404
Noted events in his life were:
• Milittary career. 1404 Arundel spent much of his time fighting in Scotland (during the Second Wars of Scottish Independence) and France (during the Hundred Years' War). In 1337, Arundel was made joint commander of the English army in the north, and the next year he was made the sole commander.
In September 1339 a French fleet appeared off Sluis , determined to make sail against Edward III's fleet. When eventually they put to sea on 2 October they were blown off course by a violent storm back to the Zet Zwijn roads. Edward met parliament, and they ordered a new fleet to granted provisions by the barons of the Cinque Ports, and commanded by the Admiral of the West, Lord Arundel. 70 ships from the west met at Portsmouth on March 26, 1340 to be commanded by their new admiral. The earl, granted the commission on 20 February 1340, was joined by fleets from the north and cinque ports. That summer he joined the king on flagship cog Thomas, leaving port two days later on 22 June for Flanders. Arundel was a distinguished soldier, in July 1340 he fought at the Battle of Sluys , during which his heavily laden cog grappled with the Spanish fleet. Summoned by parliament on 13 July, he bore witness to the victory. By December 1342 Arundel had relinquished his post as admiral.
Richard married Allanore (Eleanor) de Lancaster Plantagenet Countess of Arundel, daughter of Henry Earl of Lancaster and Maud Chaworth, on 5 Feb 1345 in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. England 1255.,1404 (Allanore (Eleanor) de Lancaster Plantagenet Countess of Arundel was born on 11 Sep 1318 in Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales,1400,1403 died on 11 Jan 1372 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England 300,1400,1403 and was buried in Lewes Priory, Sussex, England 1403.)
Richard next married Isabel de Despenser, daughter of Hugh le Despenser The Younger and Eleanore de Clare, on 9 Feb 1321 in King's Chapel, Havering-atte-Bower, England 1404.,1549 (Isabel de Despenser was born in 1312 1404 and died in 1356 1550.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Annullment, 1344. 1404 Richard and Isabel were granted an annulment by Pope Clement VI in December 1344 on the grounds that he had been underage and unwilling.
After receiving a papal dispensation, Richard married Isabel's first cousin Eleanor of Lancaster , with whom he had apparently been having an affair.[