Gilbert de Clare, 8th earl of Gloucester

walwyn Sat, 08/25/2012 - 23:23
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Gilbert III de Clare, Medieval stained glass


Gilbert de Clare, 8th earl of Gloucester, was one of the Lords ordainers that in 1311 ordered the expulsion of his brother-in-law Piers Gaveston who was the favourite of Edward II.12 A strong supporter of Edward II he fought with him at the Battle of Bannockburn on the 24th of June 1314 where he was killed, aged 23, when he lead the attack against the Scottish infantry and was cut off.3. He was also he last of the de Clare family to be buried at Tewkesbury, and following his death the de Clare estate was split between his three sisters.4