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Simon De Montfort

Author: John Robert Maddicott
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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His book provides a new account of one of the most famous men of the English middle ages: Simon de Montfort. It traces his career from his origins as the younger son of a French noble family, through his elevation in England as the close friend and counsellor of King Henry III, to his break with the king, his rise to royal power, and his death in battle at Evesham in 1265. Montfort was a creature of contradictions.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester; Simon de Montfort, Earl of; Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester; Simon de Montfort; Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester; Simon de Montfort, comte de Leicester)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Robert Maddicott
ISBN: 0521374936 9780521374934
OCLC Number: 28891474
Description: xxiii, 404 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Going places, c. 1208-48 --
Familia and fortune --
Religion and virtue --
Simon de Montfort's road to reform, 1248-58 --
The reformer: ideals and interests, 1258-59 --
The decline of the reform movement, 1260-63 --
The return of the general, 1263-64 --
Simon de Montfort and his kingdom, 1264-65 --
Conclusion: Simon de Montfort.
Responsibility: J.R. Maddicott.
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A new account of one of the most famous men of the English middle ages: Simon de Montfort.  Read more...

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