NameWilliam LONGESPEE , 25G Grandfather
Birthabt 1176
Death7 Mar 1226
Birth1187, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Death24 Aug 1261, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire
MotherEleonore (~1164-~1233)
ChildrenStephen (1216-1260)
Notes for William LONGESPEE
Known as “Long Sword”, Latinized to Longa Spatha. He is primarily remembered for his command of the English forces at the Battle of Damme and remaining loyal to his half brother, King John. His nickname “Lonesome” is generally taken as a reference to his great size and the outsize weapons he wielded.
Notes for Ela Of Salisbury (Spouse 1)
Wealthy English heiress and Countess of Salisbury in her own right after the death of her father. Her husband was an illegitimate half-brother to both Kings Richard I and King John.

Has been described as “one of the two towering female figures of the mid-13th century”
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