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Williamlocked

(d. 1075)
  • Julia Barrow

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William (d. 1075), bishop of London, is likely, to judge by his name, to have originated in Flanders, northern France, or Lotharingia. By 1051 he was one of Edward the Confessor's chaplains, and may have entered Edward's service before 1050, since he occurs as king's priest in the witness lists of three diplomata which, though suspect, may well have made use of a genuine witness list of the year 1050. When ...

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