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Bohun, Humphry de, 4th earl of Hereford

Bohun, Humphry de, 4th earl of Hereford (c.1276–1322). Bohun succeeded his father as earl of Hereford and constable of England in 1298 when there was still considerable tension between Edward I and his leading barons. But in 1302 he married a daughter of Edward I, widow of John, earl of Holland. In the reign of Edward II, Bohun was a leading Ordainer and took part in the murder of Gaveston. He was taken prisoner by the Scots after the defeat at Bannockburn, but exchanged. His opposition to the Despensers in 1321 led him to take up arms with Thomas of Lancaster, and he was killed at their disaster at Boroughbridge.

J. A. Cannon

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