Earl Robert De Vere OXFORD, IV
- Born: Abt 1220-1240, Saffron Walden, Hedinham, Essex, England
- Married: 22 Feb 1252, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
- Died: 2 Sep 1296, , , England
Other names for Robert were ENGLAND Lord Chamberlain and OXFORD Earl.
Ancestral File Number: 91SK-4V. User ID: 4727464.
5th Earl of OXFORD, Lord Chamberlain of ENGLAND.
The Dukes, Brian Masters, Frederick Muller, 1975 p10:
"...The Duke of St Albans, living in the south of France, has been gratified to watch his grandson Lord Vere, a student at Hertford College, Oxford, growtowards a sharing of his own conviction (supported by some academics) that the family is descended from the man who really wrote Shakespeare's plays- the last de Vere Earl of Oxford. We may expect to see a resurrection of this literary mysterywhen he eventually becomes Duke."
The Oxford History of England The Fifteenth Century 1399-1485, E F Jacob, Oxford Univ Press, p505:
 "...From the lords as a whole the Duke [Richard of York] got little support. To them a Yorkist succession implied the predominance of Neville, Mowbray, Vere, and their dependants, the consolidation of important power- groups in central and southern England..."
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol I, The Conquering Family, Thomas B Costain, 1949, Doubleday & Co, p251:
"As [King John] drew near the appointed place [at Runnymede], the sound of cheering reached their ears, mingled with the neighing of horses and the loud, clear blast of trumpets. Coming into sight of the shore opposite the island, they saw it was filled with armed horsemen, the sun shining on helmets and breastplates and on lances held erect to display the proudest pennons in England: the colors of Bigod, of Bohun, of Percy, of Lacey, and Mowbray, andDe Vere. The reined in suddenly, his face red with mortification. Here for the first time he saw with his own eyes the tangible evidence of the unanimity of the barons in opposition to him. They had refused to follow him on his continental forays. It had taken hatred of him to bring them out thus in full force!"
"...Robert de Vere was probably the proudest participant, being hereditary lord Chamberlain of the kingdom..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.13 91SK-4V Born 1220 ?Hedinham< Hedingham Essex England IGI Birth 7408001-26-934390 Saffron Walden Essex England, 8JDR-4G Robert DEVERE [5TH EARL OF OXFORD] Born Abt 1230 Hedinham Essex England Mar 22 Feb 1252 Alica De SANFORD (SAUNFORD) (AFN:8JDR-5M) Oxford England Died 2 Sep 1296 England.
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
IGI Birth 7408001-26-934390 Robert DE VERE Father Hugh DE VERE 1240Saffron Walden Essex England.
Robert married Alica De SAUNFORD, daughter of Gilbert De SAUNFORD and Lora La ZOUCHE, on 22 Feb 1252 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. (Alica De SAUNFORD was born about 1231 in Saunford, Hertsfordshire, England and died on 7 Sep 1317 in Dunmon, , England.)