Arnulph de Montgomery, Earl of Pembroke

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About Arnulph de Montgomery, Earl of Pembroke

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Around 1090 he along with his elder brother Robert built a castle at Pembroke in West Wales. In 1093 king William II of England rewarded his efforts with the formal lordship of Pembroke; some historians say that he was in fact created Earl of Pembroke. In any case the lordship was smaller than the later Pembrokeshire.

His holdings were greatly expanded in 1096 when Rufus gave him the lordship of Holderness, which in addition to that part of Yorkshire included land in Lincolnshire.


Occupation: Earl. He was the Earl of Pembroke, before 1100.

Arnulf of Montgomery (c. 1068–1118/1122) was an Anglo-Norman aristocrat, who played a role in the history of England, Wales, and Ireland.

Lineage

He was the youngest son of Roger de Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and Mabel of Bellême.

[edit]Early Career

Around 1090 he along with his elder brother Robert built a castle at Pembroke in West Wales. In 1093 king William II of England rewarded his efforts with the formal lordship of Pembroke; some historians say that he was in fact created Earl of Pembroke. In any case the lordship was smaller than the later Pembrokeshire.

His holdings were greatly expanded in 1096 when Rufus gave him the lordship of Holderness, which in addition to that part of Yorkshire included land in Lincolnshire.

[edit]Rebellion & Banishment

It is likely that Arnulf had been designated heir of his brother Hugh of Montgomery, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, but after Hugh's death in 1098 Arnulf was outmaneouvered by the eldest brother Robert, who became the 3rd earl of Shrewsbury. This caused some rift between the brothers but nevertheless Robert participated in their rebellion of 1102 against Henry I of England which caused the loss of all their English and Welsh lands, and their banishment from the kingdom of England.

[edit]Ireland

Arnulf turned his attention to Ireland, where not long before he had married Lafrocoth, daughter of the Irish king Muircheartach Ua Briain in about the year 1100, and certainly before 1102, when he is mentioned by Muirchertach as his son-in-law in a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury Anselm of Bec . Muirchertach provided support for Arnulf's rebellion, and as a result King Henry I of England placed a trade embargo on Ireland. It is suggested by Orderic Vitalis that Arnulf went to Ireland after the rebellion failed and served for Muirchertach Ua Briain, although the Irish Annals make no mention of this.

In later years he was in the entourage of count Fulk V of Anjou.

Walter G. Ashworth: Wikipedia encyclopedia


1066 - approx.1122

Son of Roger de Montgomery, Viscount of Hiemos and Mabel de Belleme. Roger was a kinsman of William the Conquerer, but did not participate in the invasion. He was made Earl of Shrewsbury, and was one of the richest Tenants in Chief in England. He also built the original fort at Pembroke.

Arnulf was Earl of Pembroke, and Marcher Lord of Wales. Seated at the original Norman fortification at Pembroke, later Pembroke Castle. Revolted against King of England with his brother. Married a daughter of the King of Munster. Gerald de Windsor was his Steward. He spent most of his time in England, later in Normandy and Ireland.

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Arnulf de Montgomery (c. 1066–1118×22), also known as Arnulf of Montgomery, was an Anglo-Norman magnate. A younger son of a leading magnate in Normandy and England, Arnulf played an active part in the Anglo-Norman invasion of southwestern Wales in the late eleventh century. Following his successes against the Welsh, Arnulf established himself at Pembroke, built an earth and timber castle, and was likely rewarded with the title Earl of Pembroke. At the turn of the twelfth century Arnulf reached his height, with his lordship including much of the former Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth and lands in Yorkshire. A short time later, he joined his elder brother's rebellion against the king of England, and married a daughter of the king of Munster in an effort to gain military support against his English sovereign. Following the ultimate collapse of the rebellion, Arnulf and his brothers were outlawed and banished from the realm, and Arnulf appears to have spent much of the next twenty-odd years in a peripatetic life in Ireland and Normandy.

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Arnulph de Montgomery, Earl of Pembroke's Timeline

1066
1066
Montgomery, Normandie, France
1101
1101
Age 35
1102
1102
Age 36
Pembrokeshire, Wales
1107
1107
Age 41
Montgomeryshire, Wales
1110
1110
Age 44
Of, Cheshire, England
1115
1115
Age 49
Pembrokeshire, Wales
1125
1125
Age 59
Pembrokeshire, Wales
1924
September 16, 1924
Age 59