7th April 1224 - William Longspee lands at Bourdeaux

Ghost Knight, by Cornela FunkeOn 7th April 1224, William Longspee, Earl of Salisbury landed at Bordeaux, on his way to suppress a rebellion in Gascony[1]”.

Longspee is a significant figure in Salisbury history - he laid one of the foundation stones of Salisbury Cathedral.

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Image Credit

The picture is an advert for the excellent book ‘Ghost Knight’ by Cornelia Funke. The pic is an affiliate link to W H Smith, which means that if you click it and buy a copy I’ll get a commission.

Footnotes

[1] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt.

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