William the Lion

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
William the Lion
King of Scots
William the Lion.jpg
Reign1165 - 1214
PredecessorMalcolm IV
SuccessorAlexander II
Born1143[1]
Huntingdon, England
Died4 December 1214 (aged 70-71)
Stirling, Scotland
FatherHenry of Scotland
MotherAda de Warenne

William I, known as the Lion (1142 - 4 December 1214) was King of Scotland from 1165 until 1214. His time as ruler was one of the longest in Scottish history, he submitted to Henry II from 1174 until 1189, when he paid Richard I a sum of money to stop him submitting.

References[change | change source]