On this date in our family history . . . the 5th day of June . . . in the year 1296 . . . Edmund Crouchback dies in Bayonne while besieging Bordeaux for his brother . . . his name in all likelihood referred to the Crusader's Cross that Edmund would have borne on the shoulder of his cloak, probably as a brother of the Hospitallers or of the Templar Knights . . . this 1st Earl of Lancaster is a 20th great-grandpa of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .