Vere, Robert de (Duke of Ireland)

riend of Richard II, to whom Richard gave titles in Ireland and so power there even though he had no rightful claims. Richard was criticised over his attachments to de Vere.
1386   Richard makes de Vere more powerful
 Robert gave the title of Marquis of Dublin to his favourite Robert de Vere. This gave de Vere power over all royal lands in Ireland and made him almost as powerful as Richard's uncles.

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