The life of Ela, Countess of Salisbury

The life of Ela, Countess of Salisbury

Ela, Countess of Salisbury has been described as “one of the two towering female figures in the mid 13th century”. She was an influential figure which comes across in her title, political work and the effort she put in to the development of Lacock Abbey and the village. Ally McConnell, Archivist at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham has been taking a look at Ela’s interesting life at Lacock and beyond.

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