William Longespée 2020
- Born: 1176 2020
- Marriage (1): Countess Ela of Salisbury
- Died: 7 Mar 1226 at age 50 2020
Noted events in his life were:
• Naval battle, 30 May 1213, Zwyn, Flanders. 2021 After crossing the English channel and raiding his way up the Norman coast, William lead an English fleet to the first great naval victory in English history. His 500 ships destroyed perhaps as many as 1700 French ships that were preparing for an invasion of England.
William married Countess Ela of Salisbury, daughter of William Fitzpatrick d'Evraux 2nd Earl of Salisbury and Lady Eléonore de Vitre Countess of Salisbury. (Countess Ela of Salisbury was born in 1187 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England,2022 died on 24 Aug 1261 in Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England 2022 and was buried in Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England 2022.)