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John of Hastings , second Lord Hastings

Born: 1287   Died: 1325   Active: 1313-1325   

John succeeded his father as Lord Hastings in 1313. He was a regular participant in the Scottish wars between 1311 and 1319 but was also involved in English politics. There is a great effigy of John at St Mary's Church, Abergavenny.

In 1323 John became governor of Kenilworth Castle. Prior to his death in 1325 he arranged that the French monks of Abergavenny Priory should be replaced with Englishmen. This provoked the French monks to take legal action against John who died before the case was settled.

Sites associated with this person

Abergavenny Priory, Monmouthshire (patron)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Blair, Claude, 'The wooden knight at Abergavenny', Church Monuments, 9 (1994), pp. 33-52

Lindley, Phillip G. and Galvin, Carol, 'New paradigms for the aristocratic funerary monument around 1300: reconstructing the tomb of John, second Baron Hastings (1287-1325) at Abergavenny Priory, Monmouthshire', Church Monuments, 21 (2006), pp. 58-93

Web links (open in new window)

Website for St Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny - monuments (View website)

Effigy of John of Hastings (View website)

Watson, Fiona, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - John, second lord Hastings (View website) (Subscription reqd.)