Sir Geoffroy de Botevile/Butevile, 1185-1250

Our illustrious ancestor. The following pages give some detail about his life and also some flavour of the events going on at that time. These were dangerous, violent and colourful times. Also we should remember that at the time the links between western France and England were very strong. Also it seems that to a knight distance was no object.

The first two pages give the overview of how things looked from an English perspective and then a French perspective and the following three pages concentrate on our ancestor Sir Geoffroy de Botevile. 

Any questions do feel free to contact me, Ian Stanley, particularly if you think you might be related to the Botevyle family.