Edward I


 King John made de Lacy the protector of Chateau Gaillard during his first war with King Philip of France.

 

National Affiliation: England
Occupation: Baron of Pontefract and Halton; Lord of Bowland and Blackburnshire; Constable of Chester
Allies: Richard I, John I
Enemies: Phillip II
Castles: Chateau Gaillard
Personality: Intelligent, Politic, Steadfast

Baron of Halton, Constable of Chester, Grandson of Richard the Lionheart, Roger de Lacy grew up to be a formidable warrior in the English aristocracy. He would in his late life become known as the Scourge of Wales for his suppression of rebels in that land yet he was a brilliant tactician long before that. At one point, de Lacy had to rescue the Earl of Chester from a marauding force of Welsh.

De Lacy impressed thousands of minstrels, vagabonds, and brigands into quick service and marched on the Earl’s place of imprisonment. The Welsh thought that de Lacy had brought an entire army with him and fled at the sight.

King John made de Lacy the protector of Chateau Gaillard during his first war with King Philip of France.