Sir Guichard d'Angle, Earl of Huntingdon, was a Frenchman, who, having seen much service under the French king, transferred his allegiance to Edward III. He was appointed Marshal of Aquitaine in 1363, and served on the English side in most of the subsequent campaigns. He accompanied the Duke of Lancaster to England in 1372, when he was appointed a Knight of the Garter as successor to the eighth stall on the Sovereign's side, then vacant by the death of Sir Walter Mauny. He was taken prisoner at Rochelle in June, 1372, and was liberated by exchange in 1374. Early in 1377 he was sent to France to negotiate the marriage of Richard, then Prince of Wales, to a daughter of Charles V. of France, and it was probably on his return from this embassy that he was robbed. After the death of Edward III., on 21st June, 1377, he was appointed one of the governors of the young king, and was created Earl of Huntingdon, for life only, at the subsequent coronation. He died early in 1380 (will proved 4th April), and was buried in the church of the Austin Friars in Bread Street. Beltz gives a long account of him, from which this note is mostly taken.