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  • ID: I20256
  • Name: Thomas Rokeby
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1328
  • Residence: Rokeby, Yorkshire
  • Occupation: Chief Justice of Ireland 1358
  • Note:

    Thomas Rokeby served as justiciar in Ireland (1349-57) after making his reputation as a soldier and administrator during the Anglo-Scottish wars. His justiciarship saw an attempt, encouraged by Edward III after years of friction with some Anglo-Irish, to rule in collaboration with those who mattered, including marcher lineages and Gaelic lords. The approach to warfare emphasised the recovery of land and its fortification. The underlying policy was to make Ireland profitable, and it led to heavier English military intervention from 1361. Rokeby's handling of Irish politics and war may be better understood in the context of his earlier service in the north. His career highlights the contrasts as well as the parallels between two frontiers of the Plantagenet state, and reveals the questionable assumptions that underlay English policies in Ireland.
    (Robin Frame, Department of History, University of Durham
    in Perita, the Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland.)
  • _UID: C8741BB710EA4E25B47AFC4A13AADADE6464
  • Change Date: 23 MAR 2006

    Father: Robert Rokeby
    Mother: Margaret b: in Kallenter, Yorkshire

    Marriage 1 Joanna
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Thomas Rokeby
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