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William de Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury
b.abt 1176 England
Facts and Events
Name[8] William de Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1176 EnglandWoodstock Manor
Marriage abt 1196 Salisbury, Wiltshire, Englandto Ela FitzPatrick, Countess of Salisbury
Military[1] May 1213 Combatant of Damme
Death[1][5] 7 Mar 1226 Salisbury Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Reference Number? Q1121970?
Burial[5][4] Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

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William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (c. 1176 – 7 March 1226) ("Long Sword", Latinised to de Longa Spatha) was an English noble, primarily remembered for his command of the English forces at the Battle of Damme and for remaining loyal to his half-brother, King John. His nickname "Longespée" is generally taken as a reference to his great size and the outsize weapons he wielded.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 William de Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   WILLIAM Longespee, illegitimate son of HENRY II King of England & his mistress --- (1176-Salisbury 7 Mar 1226, bur Salisbury Cathedral)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. William "Earl of Salisbury" Longespée, in Find A Grave.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Longespee 3. William Longespee, in Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet ancestry : a study in colonial and medieval families. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, c2004), pg 456.
  6.   French, George Russell. Shakspeareana genealogica. (London: Macmillan, 1869), Vol. 1, p. 8.

    He appears in Shakespeare's King John.

  7.   It has been claimed in several sources that Rosamond Clifford was the mother of William "Longespee"; these claims in all instances are seemingly premises. In no case is there any positive evidence to substantiate the claim. It has been concluded that it is very unlikely Rosamond Clifford could have been his mother in view of the lack of this evidence. (See Eng. Pub. A., v. 11, p. 76)
  8. William of Salisbury was a Baron named in the Magna Charta.