William Bishop of Evreux

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William de Fleitel, Bishop of Evreux

Birthplace: Evreux, Normandy, France
Death: Died in Cambridgeshire, England
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Son of Gérald Flaitel and Unknown wife of Gerard Fleitel
Brother of Ermengarde Agnes Flaitel; Basilia Flaitel Flaitel; Gérald Flaitel, III; Richard, Count of Évreux; Anscherius Flaitel and 2 others

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About William Bishop of Evreux

In his 2013 book The King's Bishops: The Politics of Patronage in England and Normandy, 1066-1216, Everett U. Crosby writes, "In a scenario now familiar in Normandy, the Bishops of Evreux from the time of the Conquest throughout the twelfth century were men drawn from the royal household or from important aristocratic families. The last i line before 1066 was William Fleitel, whose place of origin was a barony established in the Hiemois early in the 11th century. Gerard Fleitel his father, described by Orderic Vitalis as one of the greatest lords in Normandy at the time of Duke Richard, was a major donor to the Abbey of St. Wandrille, and it was there that he retired as a monk to spend the last of his days. Of particular interest for our purposes was the relationship between Gerard and Radbod, Bishop of Sees, who was also descended from aristocratic parents, that came about either because Radbod married a sister of Gerard or because the wives of Gerard and Radbod were themselves sisters. William Bona ANima, therefore, as noted earlier, the son of Radbod and archbishop of Rouen in 1079, and Gerard's son William were first cousins. If "to know a duke is to know enough," then both Williams had been well-placed for promotion to high office. Orderic lists the three bishops of the adjacent dioceses: William of Evreux,, son of Gerard Fleitel, Hugh of Lisieux, son of William Count of Eu, and Ivo of Sees, son of William of Belleme, as "men of noble families who were skilled in the law.".... (p. 223-24)

Crosby goes on to note William of Evreux's sister Basilica, brother Anscherius, a brother Robert and possibly Albert. He also notes that Bishop William Giffard was a son of William Giffard and a daughter of Gerard Fleitel,

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William Bishop of Evreux's Timeline

Evreux, Normandy, France
Age 46
Cambridgeshire, England
December 2, 1994
Age 46
April 13, 1995
Age 46
March 10, 2001
Age 46