7th April 1224 - William Longspee lands at Bourdeaux

Ghost Knight, by Cornela Funke On 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.

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.


[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.