Montgomery Castle

     Rissa de Montgomery was the wife of Ednoth FitzHarding, son of Harding FitzEdnoth, son of Ednoth the Staller.  She was the mother of Robert FitzHarding, who was given Berkeley Castle by the King.  Her father was Roger de Montgomery, aka Roger Arundel, who built Montgomery Castle at Montgomery, Wales, to protect the English border from the Welsh.  He was the 1st Earl of Shewsbury, Sire of Alencon, and Earl of Shropshire and Shewsbury.  He was buried in Shewsbury Cathedral.  Rissa’s mother was Mabile, Dame de Belleme and d’Alencon.

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