Sprota de Bretagne

Sprota de Bretagne

Birth
Bretagne, Departement de la Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death
945 (aged 33–34)
Pitres, Departement de l'Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
Burial
Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Add to Map
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It is generally believed that Espriota Sproata's father was indeed Herbert de Vermandois and he was married to Bertha de Morvais. We have come to the conclusion that Sprota mother was probably a commoner. William Longsword may have never married her, and that her parentage is in question. However we have elected to leave this memorial intact honoring her memory. Though her parentage is in question, it is generally considered that Herbert I was her father. It is thought that he may have died in 912 rather than 907, another believe is that Espriota was a Breton concubine captured in war and bound to William by a Danish marriage.
This leads to an interesting dilemma. If he was her father then she would have been born prior to 911 AD. He alledgedly died in Sep 907 AD.
It is generally believed that Espriota Sproata's father was indeed Herbert de Vermandois and he was married to Bertha de Morvais. We have come to the conclusion that Sprota mother was probably a commoner. William Longsword may have never married her, and that her parentage is in question. However we have elected to leave this memorial intact honoring her memory. Though her parentage is in question, it is generally considered that Herbert I was her father. It is thought that he may have died in 912 rather than 907, another believe is that Espriota was a Breton concubine captured in war and bound to William by a Danish marriage.
This leads to an interesting dilemma. If he was her father then she would have been born prior to 911 AD. He alledgedly died in Sep 907 AD.