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|Death:||October 12, 1176|
|Father:||William d'Albini (c1070)|
|Spouse/Partner:||Queen Adelicia of Louvain|
For other men of the feudal period with the same name, see William Albini.
William "Strong Hand" d'Albiny - first earl of Arundel- was born about 1090 in St. Sauveur, Manche, Normandie, France and died on 12 Oct 1176 in Abbey, Waverly, Surrey, Engand . He was the son of William "the Butler" d'Albiny and Maud Bigod. William married Queen Adelicia of Louvain in 1138 while living in England. Queen Adelicia was born about 1105, lived in Louvain, Belgium. She was the daughter of Duke Godfrey "A La Barbe" de Lorraine and Countess Clementia de Namur. She died on 23 Apr 1151 in Affigham, Flanders, France .
William - - After King Henry I's death, Arundel Castle was given to his second wife, Adeliza of Louvrain. In 1138 she married William and they went on to live at Arundel. William was a great builder and he went on to build the magnificant square keep at Arundel.
- Unless indicated otherwise, dates given are from Wikipedia- it will be regarded as the authority. This article will follow whatever changes are worked out there after experts come to a concensus on changes. There appears to be considerable controversy on the subject of the Albini/Abney, and substantial confusions between William the Butler (whose son aquired Arundel) and William the Breton (Belvoir).
- athoritative source of peerage documentation at ]. The dates on WP appear to aggree with those on the peearage site.