Person:Aymer de Valence (1)

Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
b.Abt 1275
d.23 Jun 1324 France
m. 13 Aug 1247
  1. Isabelle de Valence1266 - 1305
  2. Jeanne de Valence1273 - Bet 1326 & 1327
  3. Jean _____ - 1277
  4. Guillaume de Valence "le Jeune" - 1282
  5. Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of PembrokeAbt 1275 - 1324
  6. Marguerite de Valence
  7. Agnes de Valence
  • HAymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of PembrokeAbt 1275 - 1324
  • WMarie de St PolAbt 1303 - 1374
m. 13 Jul 1321
Facts and Events
Name Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
Alt Name Aymer de Lusignan
Alt Name Ademar de Lusignan
Gender Male
Alt Birth[3] Abt 1270
Birth[1] Abt 1275
Marriage 13 Jul 1321 Paris, Paris, Franceto Marie de St Pol
Death[1][3] 23 Jun 1324 France
Burial[3] 1 Aug 1324 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Reference Number? Q1247422?

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Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke (c. 127523 June 1324) was a Franco-English nobleman. Though primarily active in England, he also had strong connections with the French royal house. One of the wealthiest and most powerful men of his age, he was a central player in the conflicts between Edward II of England and his nobility, particularly Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster. Pembroke was one of the Lords Ordainers appointed to restrict the power of Edward II and his favourite Piers Gaveston. His position changed with the great insult he suffered when Gaveston, as a prisoner in his custody whom he had sworn to protect, was removed and beheaded on the instigation of Lancaster. This led Pembroke into close and lifelong cooperation with the King. Later in life, however, political circumstances combined with financial difficulties would cause him problems, driving him away from the centre of power.

Though earlier historians saw Pembroke as the head of a "middle party", between the extremes of Lancaster and the king, the modern consensus is that he remained essentially loyal to Edward throughout most of his career. Pembroke was married twice, and left no legitimate issue, though he did have a bastard son. He is today remembered primarily through his wife Marie de St Pol's foundation of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and for his splendid tomb that can still be seen in Westminster Abbey. He was also an important figure in the wars surrounding the attempted English occupation of Scotland.

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    Vol. 4, page 141.

    Anno Domini mcccxxiij. x. kal. Julii obiit Eymerus de Valence, comes de Pembroke, in partibus transmarinis, et sepultus est Londoniae in ecclesia sancti Pauli. Et anno Domini mccclxxiiij. kal. Aprilis obiit Maria comitissa Pembrochiae, cujus corpus apud Denny jacet humatum.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 AYMAR de Valence, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4.   Aymer de Valence, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  5.   Aymer de Valence, in Find A Grave.