William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke 1630.

William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke 1630. England 17th century Tudor clothing. Baroque costume.

William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke 1630.

William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke 1630.

William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1423-1469), also known as Black William, was the son of William ap Thomas, founder of Raglan Castle, and grandson of Dafydd Gam, a follower of King Henry V of England. He founded the Herbert family. Like his father, Herbert was a supporter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and stood during the War of the Roses to the House of York. Herbert was rewarded by King Edward IV in 1461 with the title of Lord Herbert of Raglan. Herbert was executed by the Lancastrianern (The House of Lancaster is a side branch of the House of Plantagenet and an English royal dynasty), now under the leadership of Warwick, after the battle of Edgecote Moor, near Banbury.