Richard de Montfort

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Richard de Montfort (about 1065, in Montfort l'Amaury, Ile de France, France – 1092), was the son of Simon I de Montfort, Count of Évreux (c. 1025 – 1087) and Agnès d'Évreux (c. 1030 – c. 1087).[1]

He succeeded his half brother Amaury II in 1089 as lord of Montfort-l'Amaury. In November 1092, he was killed in battle. Orderic Vitalis records that he succeeded his half-brother in 1089 and "was relentless in his attempts to take vengeance on William of Breteuil for Amaury's fate". He was mortally wounded in an attack on Conches,[2] during the war between Raoul III de Tosny and William, Count of Évreux triggered by the enmity between their wives. He died without an heir and left Montfort to his brother, Simon II. He was buried in Épernon, Eure-et-Loir, France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Curthose Reassessed, Judith A. Green, Anglo-Norman Studies: Proceedings of the Battle Conference, Volume 22, ed. Christopher Harper-Bill, (The Boydell Press, 2000), 97.
  2. ^ The Way Vengeance Comes: Rancorous Deeds and Words in the World of Orderic Vitalis, Thomaas Roche, Vengeance in the Middle Ages: Emotion, Religion and Feud, edited Susanna A. Throop and Paul R Hyams, (Ashgate, 2010), 123.