This Day in History: 1318-07-04

On 4th July 1318, the Earl of Pembroke, Hugh Despenser the Younger, 1st Baron Badlesmere, the Archbishop of Dublin, and the Bishops of Ely and Norwich go from the court’s HQ at Northampton to meet Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and lord of Pontefract. They agree to a cancellation of royal grants that have breached the Ordinances of 1311 and that Roger d’Amory, Hugh d’Audley (Despenser’s wife’s sisters’ husbands) and Baron William Montague should only be allowed at court when summoned for military service.