FRIDAY KNIGHTS - Sir Roger de Somery (1205? - 1273)

The coat of arms of Sir Roger de Somery
The coat of arms of Sir Roger de Somery
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Keen local historian Jon Gunson has compiled this series entitled Friday Knight - knights who fought at the Battle of Lewes - giving each a brief biography.

Sir Roger, Lord of Dudley, fought for the King at Lewes. He was captured, along with the Earls of Arundel and Hereford.

By November of the next year he had married Amabel, widow of Gilbert Segrave (the father of Nicholas, who commanded de Monfort’s left wing) and his own daughter Margaret was by then the widow of Ralph Basset of Drayton, who died with de Montfort at Evesham. Confusing business, civil war.