The Lords Appellant were a group of powerful barons who came together during the 1380s to seize political control of England from King Richard II. Baron is a specific Title of nobility. The word baron comes from Old French baron, itself from Old High German and Latin (liber Richard II (6 January 1367 &ndash ca 14 February 1400 was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399 The group was so called because its members claimed simply to be appealing to the King for good government (their major complaint was Richard's decision to make peace with France). This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Lords were led by the Duke of Gloucester (youngest son of King Edward III and King Richard's uncle), the Earl of Arundel, and the Earl of Warwick; it also involved the Earl of Nottingham, as well as Richard's cousin, the Earl of Derby and Northampton, who would eventually become Henry IV. Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester ( January 7 1355 &ndash September 8 (or 9 1397 was the thirteenth and youngest child of King Edward Edward III (13 November 1312 &ndash 21 June 1377 was one of the most successful English monarchs of the Middle Ages. Richard FitzAlan 11th Earl of Arundel and 10th Earl of Surrey (1346 &ndash September 21, 1397) was an English medieval nobleman and military commander Thomas de Beauchamp 12th Earl of Warwick ( 16 March 1338 /1339 &ndash 1401 was an English Medieval nobleman and one of the primary opponents Thomas de Mowbray 1st Duke of Norfolk (22 March 1366 &ndash 22 September 1399) was an English nobleman Henry IV (3 April 1367 &ndash 20 March 1413 was King of England and Lord of Ireland (1399&ndash1413 Henry IV (3 April 1367 &ndash 20 March 1413 was King of England and Lord of Ireland (1399&ndash1413
In 1387, the Lords Appellant launched an armed rebellion against King Richard and defeated his forces at Radcot Bridge, outside Oxford. Radcot Bridge, Oxfordshire, England, was the scene of a battle ( 19 December 1387) between troops loyal to Richard II, led by court Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, They maintained Richard as a figurehead with little real power, but impeached, imprisoned, exiled, or executed most of his court. In politics a figurehead, by Metaphor with the carved figurehead at the prow of a sailing ship is a person who holds an important title or office yet executes little Impeachment is the first of two stages in a specific process for a legislative body to forcibly remove a Government official For example, Richard's Chancellor, the Earl of Suffolk was impeached in 1386, and the Duke of Ireland was stripped of his titles and exiled. The Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, or Lord Chancellor is a senior and important functionary in the Government of the United Kingdom. Michael de la Pole (c 1330 &ndash 1389 was an English financier Lord Chancellor of England and Earl of Suffolk. Robert de Vere Duke of Ireland ( 16 January 1362 - 1392 was a Favourite, court companion and close advisor of King Richard II of England
In 1389, Richard's uncle and supporter, the Duke of Lancaster, returned from Spain and Richard was able to rebuild his power gradually until 1397, when he reasserted his authority and destroyed the Lords Appellant. John of Gaunt 1st Duke of Lancaster (second creation 1st Duke of Aquitaine (6 March 1340 &ndash 3 February 1399 was a member of the House of Plantagenet, the third Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.