Person:William Plantagenet (40)

William Plantagenet
Facts and Events
Name William Plantagenet
Gender Male
Birth? 1251
Death? 1256

Disputed Lineages

Recent scholarship has questioned William's existence. The only surviving evidence for him appears to be late. Margaret Howell, for example, in her article on Eleanor of Provence in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, states that "[i]t is likely that Eleanor bore only five children." (The five were Edward I, Margaret, Beatrice, Edmund, and Katharine.)

  1.   Howell, Margaret. Eleanor, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.