William Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel

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Sir William Fitzalan
Earl of Arundel
PredecessorThomas Fitzalan
SuccessorHenry Fitzalan
Died23 January 1544(1544-01-23) (aged 67–68)
ResidenceArundel, West Sussex, England
OfficesLord Chamberlain
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Willoughby
Anne Percy
ParentsThomas Fitzalan
Margaret Woodville
Arms of Sir William Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel, KG

William Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel, 8th Baron Maltravers KG (1476 – 23 January 1544) was an English peer, styled as Lord Maltravers from 1487 to 1524.

FitzAlan was the son of Thomas Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel, and Margaret Woodville (died before 6 March 1490), daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, and a younger sister of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV.[1]

He married firstly, after 1501, Elizabeth Willoughby, daughter of Robert Willoughby, 1st Baron Willoughby de Broke, and secondly, on 15 February 1510 he married Lady Anne Percy, a daughter of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland. He succeeded to the title of 11th Earl of Arundel on the death of his father Thomas in 1524 and became Lord Chamberlain in 1526.

FitzAlan bore the Sceptre with the Dove at the coronation of Anne Boleyn in 1533 and later took part in her trial in 1536. During the dissolution of the monasteries he was given large areas of land in Sussex, including Michelham Priory. He died in 1544 and was buried at Arundel Castle.

His only son was Henry Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel.


  1. ^ Cokayne 1910, p. 250.


  • Cokayne, George Edward (1910). The Complete Peerage, edited by H.A. Doubleday. I. London: St. Catherine Press. pp. 249–50.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Chamberlain
Succeeded by
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Earl of Arundel
Succeeded by
Baron Maltravers
(descended by acceleration)