Surrey, John de Warenne, 8th Earl of, Earl Of Strathearn


Surrey, John de Warenne, 8th Earl of, Earl Of Strathearn

▪ English noble
byname  Earl Warenne,  also called  (incorrectly) Earl Of Sussex 
born June 24, 1286
died June 30, 1347, Conisborough, Yorkshire, Eng.

      prominent supporter of Edward II of England, grandson of the 7th Earl of Surrey.

      Warenne opposed Edward II's favourite, Piers Gaveston, but nevertheless supported the king against the Lords Ordainer, a baronial committee seeking to restrict the king's powers of appointment and other prerogatives. He was one of the last earls to remain faithful to Edward II in 1326.

      Warenne joined in Edward III's Scottish wars, and his cousin Edward Balliol, as king of Scotland, created him Earl of Strathearn in 1332. His abduction in 1317 of Alice, Countess of Lancaster (Lancaster, Thomas, 2nd Earl of, Earl Of Leicester, Earl Of Derby), involved him in a private war (1317–18) with Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, that cost him many of his estates. At his death he left no issue, and his remaining estates passed to the crown.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • de Lacy — crest of de Lacy Lacy´s purple lion de Lacy (Laci, Lacie, Lascy, Lacey) is the surname of an old …   Wikipedia

  • Genealogy of the British Royal Family — The recorded genealogy of the British Royal Family traces back to the early Middle Ages. Although there is no strict legal or formal definition of who is or is not a member of the Royal Family, and different lists will include different people,… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.