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Robert fitz Harding De Berkeley
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Name Robert fitz Harding De Berkeley
Alt Name Robert "the Devout"
Gender Male
Birth? 1095 Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Alt Birth? Feb 1096 Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Marriage 1119 Bristol, Gloucestershire, Englandto Eva Fitz Estmond
Death[2] 5 Feb 1170 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


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Robert Fitzharding (c. 1095–1170) was an Anglo-Saxon nobleman from Bristol who was granted the feudal barony of Berkeley in Gloucestershire. He rebuilt Berkeley Castle, and founded the Berkeley family which still occupies it today.[1] He was a wealthy Bristol merchant and a financier of Henry Plantagenet, Duke of Aquitaine, who was the rival of King Stephen (1135–54) during the period known as The Anarchy and who subsequently became King Henry II (1154–89). Fitzharding founded St. Augustine's Abbey, which after the Reformation became Bristol Cathedral.[2] Many members of the Berkeley family were buried within it, and some of their effigies survive there. As J. Horace Round asserted he was one of the very few Anglo-Saxon noblemen who managed to retain their noble status in Norman England and successfully integrate with the Norman nobility, if not the only one.

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References
  1.   Robert Fitzharding, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Robert fitz Harding, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   ROBERT FitzHarding, son of HARDING & his wife --- ([1094/96]-5 Feb 1171, bur Bristol St Augustine)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.