Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel
FITZALAN, Richard [1346-1397] – KG, 11th/4th Earl of Arundel, Earl of Surry - English nobleman, naval and miltary commander.
He succeeded to the title of Earl of Surrey on 24 January 1375/76.2 He succeeded to the title of 11th Earl of Arundel [E., c. 1138] on 24 January 1375/76.2 He held the office of Admiral of the West and South in 1377.2 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1386. He held the office of Admiral of England in 1386. He fought in the Battle off Margate on 24 March 1387, where he achieved a brilliant naval victor over the allied French, Spanish and Flemish fleets. In 1388 he took an active part against the King, along with the Duke of Gloucester, who had the King in his power. He held the office of Governor of Brest in 1388.2 In 1394 he obtained a pardon for all political offenses. On 12 July 1397 he was treacherously seized, and tried at Westminster.2 He was attainted, and all of his honours forfeited.
Earl Richard Fitzalan XI of Arundel
Step Mother: Lady Eleanor Plantagenet1
(F) b. circa 1318, d. 11 January 1372, #106892 Pedigree Last Edited=28 Sep 2003 Lady Eleanor Plantagenet was the daughter of Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster and Matilda de Chaworth.1 She was born circa 1318. She married, firstly, John de Beaumont, 2nd Baron de Beaumont, son of Henry de Beaumont, 1st Baron Beaumont and Alice Comyn, before June 1337.1