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Tracy, William de (d. in or before 1174), one of the murderers of Thomas Becket

R. M. Franklin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/27652

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Tracy, William de (d. in or before 1174), one of the murderers of Thomas Becket, has been shown to have been the son of John of Sudeley, and Grace, daughter of William de Tracy, a natural son of Henry I, whose name he took. He thus possessed royal ancestry in both the paternal and the maternal lines, since through his father ...

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