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Mor·ti·mer(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.
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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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