Name: Richard ?Copped Hat? Fitzalan
Suffix: 3rd Earl of Arundel
Death: 24 JAN 1376
Burial: Lewes Priory
Occupation: His tomb is the subject of Larkin?s poem ?An Arundel Tomb?
MEM: Chichester Cathedral, Sussex: effigy holding hands with wife Eleanor
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Change Date: 13 SEP 2007
Earl Warenne & Earl of Surrey.
Richard was in 1330/1, in the 4th year of Edward III, fully restored in blood and honours, and in December of that year obtained restitution of the Castle and Honour of Arundel. He was Justiciar of North Wales for life 1334, Governor of Carnarvon Castle 1339, Sheriff of Salop for life 1345. He took distinguished part in the wars with France. On June 30, 1347, he succeeded to the vast estates of the family of Warren by the death of his mother's brother, John, Earl of Warren and Surrey. He assumed the title Earl of Surrey and in 1366 settled the Warren estates upon his issue. He married first Isabel de Spenser and obtained a papal mandate for annulment for this marriage, and then married Eleanor Plantagenet, great granddaughter of King Henry III.
Source: Browning's Magna Charta (1915), pp. 257, 265, 286, 333, 171.
J. B. Burke's Dor., etc., pp. 118, 72, 29 and 30, 200-1, 353.
Yeatman's House of Arundel, 323.
The Fitzalan Chapel at Arundel, where most of the FitzAlans and Howards were buried after this, was built in 1380.
There was only a narrow window of opportunity between the suppression of Lewes Priory on 16 November 1537 and the grant of it to Thomas Lord Cromwell on 16 February 1538 in which families could rescue their monuments as demolition began soon after it passed into Cromwell's hands. Several important monuments were certainly saved. The tombs to Richard Fitzalan, 2nd Lord of Arundel and his wife Eleanor, Joan de Vere and Maud, Countess of Surrey were all moved to Chichester Cathedral.
Father: Edmund Fitzalan b: 1285
Mother: Alice Warren
Isabel Le Despencer b: ABT 1312 in Gloucestershire
9 FEB 1321
in King?s Chapel, Havering-at-Bower, Essex
- Mary Fitzalan b: ABT 1332
- Phillipa Fitzalan
Eleanor Plantagenet b: 1311 in Grismond Castle, Monmouth
- Joan Fitzalan
- Richard Fitzalan b: 1346
- John Fitzalan b: ABT 1348 in Echingham, Sussex
- Alice Fitzalan b: ABT 1352 in Arundel Castle, Sussex
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Title: Monumental Brass Society