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William LONGESPEE[1]

Male 1173 - 1226  (52 years)


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  • Name William LONGESPEE 
    Born 1173  Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
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    _UID 3A86E2A1D2BF49548B2D354A5311D9583DAA 
    Died Between 7 Mar 1225 and 1226  Salisbury Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • He was the Prince of England, and Earl of Salisbury. Sources differ onmother, and neither is proven. It is eitherAmabilia De Bailleol orAlice De Porhoet He is a natural son of King Henry II. He was named inthe Magna Carta in 1215. From Encyclopedia Britannica, article titled:'Salisbury, WilliamLongsword, 3rd earl of' 'Longsword also spelledLONGESPâEE, an illegitimate son of Henry II ofEngland, and a prominentbaron, soldier, and administrator under Johnand Henry III. He acquiredhis lands and title from Richard I, who in1196 gave him the hand of theheiress Ela, or Isabel, daughter ofWilliam, earl of Salisbury. He heldnumerous official positions inEngland under John. 'He was sent onmissions to France (1202) and to Germany (1209). In1213-14 he organizedJohn's Flemish allies, taking part in thedestruction (1213) of theFrench fleet at Damme, then the port ofBruges, and leading the rightwing of the allied army at Bouvines(July 27, 1214), where he wascaptured. He was exchanged and was backin England by May 1215, when hewas employed by John in inspecting thedefenses of royal castles andfighting the rebels in the southwest. 'During John's war against thebarons, Salisbury deserted the kingafter the landing of Louis of France(May 1216); he returned to royalallegiance, however, by March 1217,fought at Lincoln (May) andSandwich (August), and attested the Treaty ofKingston (September1217). Salisbury held various posts during theminority of Henry IIIand served against the Welsh in 1223 and in Gasconyin 1225. He andhis wife were benefactors of Salisbury Cathedral and laidfoundationstones of the new cathedral in 1220. William was buried thereand hiseffigy, a splendid early example, still survives.'
    Person ID I6414  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2009 

    Father King Henry II PLANTAGENET, of England,   b. 5 Mar 1133, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1189, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Rosamond DE CLIFFORD,   b. Abt 1137, Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1176, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Family ID F3576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart