Talk:Hugh d'Avranches, Earl of Chester

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Harrying of the North[edit]

I have a source which states Chester was the impetus behind the devastation in Northern England post 1066, but there is strangely nothing about it in this article. Brendandh (talk) 13:56, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

d'Avranches was made Earl of Chester in 1071, just after the harrying (iirc...). So if it were a reward of some kind that would make sense perhaps. I can't find any specific reference in the stuff I have - although I can find reference to his holdings on the Welsh border being waste at the time he received them in the 1070s. If the source is good then I wouldn't think it would be too problematic to add it - you might want to do so at The Harrying of the North as well - and/or ask there. Blue Square Thing (talk) 15:15, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

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Hugh seems to have had land across England: Chester, Northamptonshire, and elsewhere?


What is known of a predecessor recorded as Aksell? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:59, 12 February 2017 (UTC)