Tuesday, April 11, 2017
William Marshal is one of the great heroes of British history - a man whose life would make an amazing epic. Yet many have not heard of him! A younger son of a minor noble, he rose to become champion of the tournament and mentor to 4 kings: Henry II, Henry the Young King, King Richard I (Lionheart) and King John. He was an architect of Magna Carta 1215. Finally he became Regent following the death of John who left a young heir Henry III. William epitomized knightly virtues and was unswervingly loyal. He was also Earl of Pembroke and was responsible for building the castle in stone.