8th March 1226 - William Longspee's body brought to Salisbury Cathedral for burial

Ghost Knight, by Cornela Funke

On 8 Mar in 1226 Longspee was brought down to the then new @salisburycath for burial. Was said that depite strong winds, none of the funeral procession candles were blown out

Tomb of William Longspee.JPG

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.

The second picture is from ‘Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury, by Gleeson White’ on Project Gutenburg: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23668/23668-h/23668-h.htm#imagep094