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William the Marshal

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William the Marshal William the Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, (c. 1146-1219) after supporting the dying Henry II against Richard (later Richard, he went on a crusade to Palestine, was pardoned by Richard, and was granted an earldom in 1189.

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On King John's death he was appointed guardian of the future Henry III, and defeated the French under Louis Vffl to enable Henry to gain the throne.

He grew up as a squire in Normandy, and became tutor in 1170 to Henry, son of Henry II of England. William's life was a model of chivalric loyalty, serving four successive kings of England.

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William the Marshal was English knight, regent of England from 1216.

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Category: Others  - ( Others Archive)

Date Added: 06 July '12

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