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William I Of the Scots

Male Abt 1143 - 1214  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name William I Of the Scots 
    Nickname the Lion 
    Born Abt 1143  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Dec 1214  Clakmannshire, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aberbrothock, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8134  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father Henry Of Huntingdon,   b. Aft 1115,   d. 1152  (Age < 35 years) 
    Mother Ada Of Warenne,   b. Aft 1115,   d. 12 Jun 1152  (Age < 35 years) 
    Married 1139 
    Family ID F5008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ermengarde Of Beaumont,   d. 11 Feb 1234 
    Married 5 Sep 1186 
     1. Alexander II Of the Scots
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William I AKA William the Lion, William Leo, William Dunkeld or
      William Canmore.

      Traditionally, William founded Arbroath Abbey Arbroath Abbey is a
      Tironensian abbey founded in 1178 by King William the Lion in honour
      of Saint Thomas a Becket, murdered in 1170. The King is thought to be
      buried there.

      It is most famous for its association with the Declaration of

      The abbey fell into ruin after the Reformation. From 1590 onwards, it
      became a source of building stone for the town of Arbroath. This
      continued until 1815 when steps were taken to preserve the remaining
      ruins. It is now under the supervision of the Government and is open
      to the public.

      He became known as "the Lion" because of his flag or standard, a red
      lion rampant on a yellow background. This went on to become the Royal
      standard of Scotland; the British Monarch when in Scotland still uses
      it today. The rampant lion also forms part of the Royal Standard The
      Royal Standard is the official flag of Her Majesty The Queen in her
      capacity as Sovereign of the United Kingdom and of various other
      Realms. Several realms posses their own Royal Standards. The Standard
      generally consists of the nation's coat of arms. Outside of the United
      Kingdom, a blue disc containing the crowned letter 'E' (for
      'Elizabeth'), encircled by a wreath of gold roses, is superimposed
      over the coat of arms.

      William also arranged the Auld Alliance. The Auld Alliance was an
      alliance between Scotland, France, and Norway. (Norway never invoked
      the treaty, but was involved in Franco-Scottish politics until 1746.)
      The alliance is thought to reach as far back as 1165 and William the
      Lion, although the first documentary evidence dates from the treaty
      signed by John Balliol in 1295. The terms of the treaty stipulated
      that if any country was attacked by England the other countries would
      invade English territory, as became evident at the Battle of Flodden

      William died in Stirling in 1214 and lies buried in Arbroath Abbey.
      His son, Alexander II (August 24, 1198 - July 6, 1249), King of
      Scotland, son of William I, the Lion, and of Ermengarde of Beaumont,
      was born at Haddington in 1198, and succeeded to the kingdom on the
      death of his father on 4 December1214.