LONGESPEE-A

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History

  • Longespée:”Long-sword” knight/crusader son of William Longespée
  • Nicknamed after his great size & the even larger weapons he used
  • Help rebuild Ascalon castle after pilgrimage to Holy Land.

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Mysterious death

  • Father’s tomb was opened in 1791. The well-preserved corpse of a rat which carried traces of arsenic was found inside his skull.

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