Clare, Margaret de (fl. 1280–1322)

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Clare, Margaret de (fl. 1280–1322)

English noblewoman. Name variations: Margaret de Clare; Margaret de Badlesmere; Marguerite de Clere; Lady Badlesmere. Fl. between 1280 and 1322; dau. of Thomas de Clare, lord of Thomond, and Juliane Fitzgerald; m. Gilbert de Umphraville, 1289; m. Bartholomew Badlesmere (d. 1322), Lord Badlesmere, 1312; children: Elizabeth Badlesmere (fl. 1315–1342); Sir Giles Badlesmere; Maud Badlesmere (d. 1366, who m. John de Vere, 7th earl of Oxford).

Thought to be Lady Badlesmere who was sent to the Tower of London with her children for not permitting Edward II's queen, Isabella of France (1296–1358), to enter her castle with armed troops at Leeds, Kent (fighting ensued and some of the queen's attendants were killed).

See also Women in World History.

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