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 (môr′tə-mər), Roger de Eighth Baron of Wigmore and First Earl of March. 1287-1330.
Welsh rebel and lover of Edward II's wife, Isabella (1292-1358), with whom he raised an army to invade England from France (1326). They deposed Edward (1327) and ruled until 1330, when Edward III seized power and Mortimer was executed.

Mortimer

(ˈmɔːtɪmə)
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1. (Biography) Sir John (Clifford). 1923–2009, British barrister, playwright, and novelist, best known for the television series featuring the barrister Horace Rumpole. His novels include Paradise Postponed (1985) and The Sound of Trumpets (1998)
2. (Biography) Roger de, 8th Baron of Wigmore and 1st Earl of March. 1287–1330, lover of Isabella, the wife of Edward II of England: they invaded England in 1326 and compelled the king to abdicate in favour of his son, Edward III; executed
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There were several Mortimers, but only one who could be our visitor.
Mortimer is a successful, elderly medical man, well-esteemed since those who know him give him this mark of their appreciation.
Mortimer withdrew from the service of the hospital in order to start a practice for himself.
James Mortimer, the man of science, ask of Sherlock Holmes, the specialist in crime.
Mortimer there, is my reference, and knows all about it.
Now, Mortimer,' says Lady Tippins, rapping the sticks of her closed green fan upon the knuckles of her left hand--which is particularly rich in knuckles, 'I insist upon your telling all that is to be told about the man from Jamaica.
Give you my honour I never heard of any man from Jamaica, except the man who was a brother,' replies Mortimer.
Upon my life,' says Mortimer languidly, 'I find it immensely embarrassing to have the eyes of Europe upon me to this extent, and my only consolation is that you will all of you execrate Lady Tippins in your secret hearts when you find, as you inevitably will, the man from Somewhere a bore.
Mortimer," the other said, with a bow of acknowledgment.
Mortimer, glancing at Billy, noted not entire approval.
Mortimer interrupted, her eyes dancing and vivacious behind the glasses.
Mortimer refused unless they agreed to stop for supper.