Henry de Lacy, 3rd Earl of Lincoln

Henry de Lacy, 3rd Earl of Lincoln

Henry de Lacy (1249 – 1311) was a confidant of Edward I of England. In 1278 he became Earl of Lincoln.

He was son of Edmund de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln. He was educated at court and became Chief Councillor to Edward I. While the king was engaged on military conflicts with the Scots, Henry was appointed Protector of the Realm.

He campaigned in Wales in the 1270s, and started the construction of Denbigh Castle.

He was also Lord of Pontefract and the 10th Baron of Halton. He died at his London home, Lincoln's Inn, and was buried in Saint Paul's Cathedral.

He transferred the monastery from Stanlow to Whalley [Kingsford] . He is the addressee, or joint composer, of a poem (a "tenson") by Walter of Bibbesworth about crusading, "La pleinte par entre missire Henry de Lacy et sire Wauter de Bybelesworthe pur la croiserie en la terre seinte".

He married Margaret Longespee. [ [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jamesdow/s047/f425889.htm Tree: Margaret LONGESPEE ] ] . Their daughter Alice married Thomas Plantagenet, Earl of Lancaster.


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