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William de Braose (Briouze) , magnate

Died: 4 September 1211   

William held extensive lands in the Welsh and Irish marches. He initially was a confidente of King John and was richly rewarded for his loyalty, but later fell from grace and suffered accordingly.

He left instruction that wherever he died his body should be brought to Brecon for burial since he loved this church above all others 'and because after God and St Mary, I have greater confidence in St John'.

Sites associated with this person

Abergavenny Priory, Monmouthshire (patron)

Brecon Priory, Powys (patron; burial)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Cowley, F. G., The Monastic Order in South Wales 1066-1349 (Cardiff, 1977) p. 195

Morgan, G. E. F., 'The vanished tombs of Brecon Cathedral', Archaeologia Cambrensis, 80 (1925) pp. 257-724

Web links (open in new window)

Turner, Ralph, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - William (III) de Briouze (View website) (Subscription reqd.)