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This 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 ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published June 20th 1996 by Cambridge University Press (first published June 24th 1994)
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Just too academic and dry for me. Would like Antonia Fraser to rewrite it for me.
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