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Hugh Bigod, Justiciar Of England
d.bef 7 May 1266 Lewes, Sussex, England
Facts and Events
Name Hugh Bigod, Justiciar Of England
Alt Name Hugh Le Bigod
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1211 Norfolk, England
Marriage ABT. 1243 Of, , , Englandto Joan de Stuteville
Military[1] 14 May 1264 Lewes, Sussex, England Combatant of Lewes
Reference Number? Q11710251?
Death[1][2] bef 7 May 1266 Lewes, Sussex, England

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Hugh Bigod (c. 1211 – 1266) was Justiciar of England from 1258 to 1260.[1] He was a younger son of Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk.

In 1258 the Provisions of Oxford established a baronial government of which Hugh's elder brother Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk was a leading member, and Hugh was appointed Chief Justiciar. He also had wardship of the Tower of London, and, briefly, of Dover Castle. But at the end of 1260 or in early 1261 he resigned these offices, apparently due to dissatisfaction with the new government. Thus in 1263 he joined the royalists, and was present on that side at the Battle of Lewes. That battle took place by a village called Fletching, north of Lewis. Hugh escaped but the King and his son, Prince Edward, were taken prisoner.

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  2. HUGH Bigod (-before 7 May 1266)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3.   Sir Hugh le Bigod, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.