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WURTS MAGNA CHARTA provided a brief accounting of the feudal headquarters of some of the Magna Charta Barons. Some of the castles have been badly damaged. Some have disappeared entirely. Often we can learn of them through Medieval and Renaissance accounts, and some of them require the discerning eye of the archeologist. Others await the evidence brought out with a shovel and pick, by the trained archeological historian.
A portion of the information concerning Surety Baron HUGH BIGOD is as follows:
HUGH BIGOD, son of Surety Roger Bigod and himself a Surety was third Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk, and heir to his father's estates and honors, to which he had succeeded in the 5th of King Henry III He died four years later, in February 1224/5, having married about 1212 Maud, a sister of the Surety William Marshall, and eldest daughter of William Marshall, the Protector. In her right Hugh acquired the Earldom of Pembroke, in which rank William Marshall bore the Royal Sceptre at the Coronation of King Richard I.
Please refer to the Page for Surety Baron Roger Bigod for more information concerning the Bigod family.
Appreciation is expressed to Reed M. W. Wurts, one of the Heralds of the Society for furnishing the Barons Shield on this page.