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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Children of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 22:44:11 +0100

Actually, Roger de Mortimer, Earl of March reportedly suffered a much
more miserable and gruesome death than just a simple hanging.

It's too spicy for mixed company. Pace.

D. Spencer Hines

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"John Steele Gordon" <> wrote in message

| malinda jones wrote:
| > What kind of miserable death did Roger Mortimer have ?
| >
| > (I remember Edward II all too need to go into that on my
| >
| > malinda
| Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, was hanged at Tyburn on November
| 29th, 1330. His death, I suppose, was a disgraceful one, being hanged
| instead of beheaded, but it was not particularly miserable, at least
| the standards of an age that could be very creative indeed when it
| to devising miserable deaths.
| The Oxford Companion to British History says of Roger Mortimer, He
| no reservations in displaying his power, wealth, and position. This
| regime [he and his lover, Queen Isabella, ran the country after Edward
| II's overthrow] proved to be as corrupt and incompetent as that of the
| Despensers which it succeeded, . . ."
| Through his son Edmund and his daughter Katherine, he is ancestral to
| many, many people living today.
| Whether Edward II actually suffered *his* miserable death, of course,
| a question that in all likelihood will never be known for sure.
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