William Giffard († 1129 in Winchester ) was the sixth Lord Chancellor and keeper of the seals of England (1093–1101) under the kings William II Rufus and Henry I.
William Giffard came from a noble family, his father was Gautier Giffard , Lord of Longueville . He became Lord High Chancellor under the kings William II Rufus and Henry I. In 1100 Henry I appointed him Bishop of Winchester . The Archbishop Anselm of Canterbury was on the issue of lay investiture that enabled the whole West in highest excitement, unyielding and found the support of the clergy . Henry preferred a modus vivendi to combat , which was achieved in the Treaty of Westminster in 1107. After the settlement of 1107, Giffard and Anselm of Canterbury became friends, and as Bishop of Winchester, Giffard helped the Cistercians establish themselves in England.
- ^ Powicke & Fryde: Handbook of British Chronology. Second Edition, London, 1961, p. 81
- ^ Powicke & Fryde: Handbook of British Chronology. Second Edition, London, 1961, p. 258
- Catholic Encyclopedia, William Giffard (English)
Lord Chancellor of England
Bishop of Winchester
|Henry of Blois|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Lord Chancellor and Keeper of the Seal of England (1093–1101)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||11th century|
|DATE OF DEATH||1129|
|Place of death||Winchester|