Sir William FitzWarin (c.1251 - 1290) MP

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Nicknames: "FitzWarrine", "Fulk FitzWarin", "1st Baron", "Sir William"
Birthplace: Upton Magna, Shropshire, UK
Death: Died in Alveston, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
Occupation: Baron/1st Lord
Managed by: Jasper Alan Caiazza
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About Sir William FitzWarin

Fulk FitzWarin (also called Fulke or Fouke FitzWaryn or FitzWarren) was a medieval landed gentleman turned outlaw, from Whittington Castle in the English county of Shropshire. The traditional story of his life survives in a French prose "ancestral romance", extant in a miscellaneous manuscript containing English, French and Latin texts, which is based on a lost verse romance. A 16th century summary of a Middle English version has also been preserved.

According to the tale, as a young boy, Fulk was sent to the court of King Henry II, where he grew up with the future King John. John became his enemy after a childhood quarrel. As an adult, Fulk was stripped of his family's holdings, and took to the woods as an outlaw. The story may combine aspects of the lives of two Fulk FitzWarins, father and son, who lived in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The tale of Fulk FitzWarin has been noted for its parallels to the Robin Hood legend. (See the Introduction to Fouke le Fitz Waryn, edited by Stephen Knight and Thomas H. Ohlgren, originally published in Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales, Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 1997.) It is also similar to that of other medieval outlaws such as Eustace the Monk and Hereward the Wake.

A modern fictional re-telling of Fitzwarin's story can be found in Elizabeth Chadwick's Lords of the White Castle. The book Shadows and Strongholds tells of the loss of the familial holding of Whittington to the Welsh family of Powys and of the relationship between Brunin Fitzwarin (later, Fulke Le Brun, father of Fulke Fitzwarin) and Hawise de Dinan (later Hawise Fitzwarin, mother to Fulke Fitzwarin). Fulk Fitzwarin II is included in the stained glass window at St Laurences Church Ludlow.

References

   * Fouke le Fitz Waryn, edited by Stephen Knight and Thomas H. Ohlgren, originally published in Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales, Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 1997.
   * DeGidio, Wanda Ware. Ware Family History Descendants from Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Kings and Queens, and Presidents of the United States. [Philadelphia, Pa.]: Xlibris Corp, 2003. googlebooks Accessed December 8, 2007.

External links

   * Fouke le Fitz Waryn at TEAMS Middle English Texts
   * L'Histoire de Foulques FitzWarin, A Treatise on the Law of Landlord and Tenant, as Administered in Ireland, John Smith Furlong, 1845

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Fulk FitzWarin, 1st Baron's Timeline

1251
1251
Upton Magna, Shropshire, UK
1264
1264
Age 13
1272
1272
Age 21
Of, Upton, Shropshire, England
1277
February 25, 1277
Age 26
Whittington, Shropshire, , England
1279
1279
Age 28
Shropshire, , England
1280
1280
Age 29
Whittington, Shropshire, UK
1285
1285
Age 34
Upton Magna, Shropshire, , England
1290
June 13, 1290
Age 39
Alveston, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
1994
April 26, 1994
Age 39
May 4, 1994
Age 39