See also:English courtier, was the only son of
See also:Thomas de Vere, 8th
See also:earl of(d . 1346), and a descendant of
See also:Henry III . He became 9th earl of
See also:Oxford on his
See also:death in 1371, and married Philippa (d . 1412), daughter of his
See also:guardian Ingelram de Couci, earl of
See also:Bedford, a son-in-
See also:law of
See also:Edward III., quickly becoming very intimate with
See also:Richard II . Already hereditary
See also:chamberlain of England, Oxford was made a member of the privy council and a Knight of the Garter; while castles and lands were bestowed upon him, and he was constantly in the
See also:company of the
See also:young king . In 1385 Richard decided to send his friend to govern
See also:Ireland, and Oxford was given extensive rights in that
See also:country and was created
See also:marquess of
See also:Dublin for
See also:life; but although preparations were made for his
See also:journey he did not leave England . Meanwhile the discontent
See also:felt at Richard's incompetence and extravagance was increasing, one of the contributory causes thereto being the king's partiality for Oxford, who was regarded with
See also:jealousy by the nobles and who made powerful enemies about this
See also:time by divorcing his wife, Philippa, and by marrying a Bohemian
See also:lady . The king, however, indifferent to the gathering
See also:storm, created Vere duke of Ireland in
See also:October 1386, and gave him still more extensive
See also:powers in that country, and at once matters reached a
See also:climax . Richard was deprived of his authority for a
See also:short time, and Vere was ordered in vain to proceed to Ireland . The latter was then among those who were accused by the king's
See also:uncle Thomas of
See also:Woodstock, duke of
See also:Gloucester, and his supporters in
See also:November 1387; and rushing into the
See also:north of England he gathered an army to defend his royal
See also:master and himself . At Radcot
See also:Bridge in
See also:Oxfordshire, however, his men fled before the troops of Gloucester, and Oxford himself escaped in disguise to the Nether-lands . In the parliament of 1388 he was found guilty of treason and was condemned to death, but as he remained abroad the
See also:sentence was never carried out .
See also:exile, Michael de la
See also:Pole, duke of
See also:Suffolk, he appears to have lived in
See also:Paris until after the treaty between England and France in
See also:June 1389, when he took
See also:refuge at
See also:Louvain . He was killed by a boar whilst
See also:hunting, and
See also:left no
See also:children . In 1395 his
See also:body was brought from Louvain to England, and was buried in the priory at Earl's
See also:Essex . See T . Walsingham, Historia Anglicana, edited by H . T .
See also:Riley (
See also:London, 1863–1864) ; J .
See also:Froissart, Chroniques, edited by S . Luce and G . Raynaud (Paris, 1869–1897) ; H . Wallon, Richard H . (Paris, 1864) ; and .
W .Stubbs, Constitutional
See also:History, vol. ii . (Oxford, 1896) .
PROVISIONS OF OXFORD
1ST ROBERT HARLEY OXFORD
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