Eldest legitimate son of William Herbert, earl of Pembroke (died 1469). According to William of Worcester, he was betrothed to Mary Woodville, the queen's sister, and made lord Dunster (September 1466), becoming earl of Pembroke on his father's death, 1469. He entered ‘without proof of age’ into the offices previously held by his father, and was commissioned to receive into the king's allegiance all Welsh rebels except Jasper Tudor. He served with the king in France, 1475, and was commissioned to arrest Walter ap Gwilym and others (October 1477). At the king's request he exchanged the earldom of Pembroke for that of Huntingdon (July 1479). In 1483 he was commissioned to raise troops in South Wales to suppress Buckingham's revolt against Richard III. He received an annuity of 400 marks (March 1484). His wife was Mary, daughter of Richard, earl Rivers; they had one child, Elizabeth, who married Charles Somerset, earl of Worcester, ancestor of the dukes of Beaufort (see Somerset family).
Published date: 1959
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