Count William PONTHIEU, III
- Born: 1179, , Ponthieu, France
- Married: 20 Aug 1195, , Castile, Spain
- Died: 1221, , , France
Other names for William were Guillaume and PONTHIEU Count.
Ancestral File Number: 8XQ0-CC. User ID: 18909758.
Count of PONTHIEU.
Eleanor of Aquitaine the Mother Queen, Desmond Seward, 1978, Dorset Press, p62:
"Alice Daughter of Constance of CASTILE and Louis VII King of FRANCE, Betrothed to Richard I King of ENGLAND, Married 1195 William III Count of PONTHIEU."
p191: "One beneficiary from the peace negotiations during 1196 was Richard's former betrothed, Alice of France, who was still unmarried at thirty- three in an era when royal princesses usually became brides at twelve or thirteen. She had been moved from her prison at Rouen to various castles, in case of any attempt at rescue. Her half-brother Philip, moved by considerations of strategy rather than affection, at last obtained her release and married her to count William of Ponthieu, whose county lay between Flanders and the northern Plantagenet lands; he was a usefully placed ally should king Richard and Baldwin of Planders try to join forces. But at least Alice had acquired a husband whose rank was worthy of her..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XQ0-CC, 8JDT-R1 William III Count Of PONTHIEU, 9B9X-SW, and 91QX-8V Guillaume.
William married Princess Alice FRANCE, daughter of King Louis FRANCE, VII and Countess Alice De CHAMPAGNE, on 20 Aug 1195 in , Castile, Spain. (Princess Alice FRANCE was born about 1170 in , , France and died in 1221.)