Monday, May 19, 2008

Count Stephen II of Blois

On this date in our family history . . . the 19th day of May . . . in the year 1102 . . . Count Stephen II of Blois is killed in the Battle of Ramla in Israel at fifty-seven years of age . . . this Stephen, a son-in-law of William the Conqueror, is believed to be a 25th great-grandpa of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

The monks of the West from St. Benedict to St. Bernard By Charles Forbes Montalembert, Charles Forbes René de Tryon Montalembert, Aurélien Courson, Francis Aidan Gasquet: "Text not available"

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