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William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick

 

William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick

William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick (1237–1298) was an English nobleman and soldier, described as a “vigorous and innovative military commander”.[1] He was active in the field against the Welsh for many years, and at the end of his life campaigned against the Scots.

Career

He became hereditary High Sheriff of Worcestershire for life on the death of his father in 1268.

He was a close friend of Edward I of England, and was an important leader in Edward's invasion of Wales in 1277.[2][3] In 1294 he raised the siege of Conwy Castle, where the King had been penned in,[4] crossing the estuary.[5] He was victorious on 5 March 1295 at the battle of Maes Moydog, against the rebel prince of Wales Madog ap Llywelyn.[6] In a night attack on the Welsh infantry, he used cavalry to drive them into compact formations, which were then shot up by his archers, and charged.[7]

Family

His father was William de Beauchamp of Elmley Castle and his mother Isabel Mauduit, sister and heiress of William Mauduit, 8th Earl of Warwick, from whom he inherited his title in 1268. He had a sister, Sarah, who married Richard Talbot.

He married Maud FitzJohn. Their children included:

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Ancestry

References

External links

  • [1]
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Mauduit
Earl of Warwick
1267–1298
Succeeded by
Guy de Beauchamp
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