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Subject: Re: Ray Phair discovers proof of Countess Ida
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 15:05:25 EDT

It was pointed out to me,

> It would seem that the evidence in question is the reference from the
> registers of Philip Augustus which identified Ralph Bigod as a brother of
> the Earl of Salisbury. Of course we still do not know the parentage of
> "Countess Ida", but that does not detract from the importance of Ray
> Phair's finding.

Yes, thanks, I was guilty of missing the point and the importance of Ray
Phair's finding. Sorry.

I note that William Longespee was also taken prisoner at Bouvines (e.g. see
CP Vol XI p 380; "Domesday Book to Magna Carta" by A L Poole p 467 (captured
by the bp of Beauvais).)


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