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Longchamp, William de, a 12th century Norman statesman, and favourite of Richard I., who made him Bishop of Ely, and joint justiciar of England. He hated the English, and was hated by them, and his arrogance and oppression caused him to be sent into retirement to Normandy. But he was active in procuring the ransom of Richard, who in gratitude made him Chancellor, but he was again overthrown by the influence of the Princes John and Geoffrey, and died in 1197.