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I have inserted details about his wife from the corresponding French article: it reads like real knowledge. The suggestion in the previous English version that her name betokens Muslim origin and that he married her 'on his travels' sounds like random speculation (Lezay is fifteen miles from Lusignan and is not Saracen territory). So does the following sentence: 'She may have been identical to the Sarracena who was the widow of Count Robert I of Sanseverino.' Sarrasine was not that rare a name. But if the author of this sentence really knows something, he or she can restore it! Andrew Dalby http://perso.wanadoo.fr/dalby/ 16:10, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
Geoffroy de Lezay, son of Josselin, lost his lands for kidnapping some companions of King Louis VII. These lands were given to Hugh VII de Lusignan. Neither he nor Saracena inherited the Lezay lands, they were gifts from the king. There is no good reason to believe that Saracena was a member of the Lezay family. Missi
Fine. Very interesting information, and thanks for the explanation. Do you plan to edit the French Wikipedia to match? Andrew Dalby 08:52, 2 August 2006 (UTC)