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Lewes and Evesham 1264-65 : Simon de Montfort and the Barons' War

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At the crescendo of the Second Barons' War were the battles of Lewes and Evesham. It was an era of high drama and intrigue, as tensions between crown and aristocracy had boiled over and a civil war erupted that would shape the future of English government. In this detailed study, Richard Brooks unravels the remarkable events at the battles of Lewes and Evesham, revealing ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published July 20th 2015 by Osprey
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Jul 08, 2016 Bodicainking rated it it was amazing
A very strong osprey read about incidents with much medieval ambiguity and later myth-making, while the conclusions may not be right in some instances, the author's relating of various source's disagreements and the process of his own judgement makes his conclusions very compelling.

A smooth eye for those little details - de Montfort's banner-bearer snapping the pole on exiting an abbey, hostage King Henry III's desperate cries to not be killed by his own side and the wild cries of Welsh border-w
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Former tax-inspector Richard Brooks reports for Private Eye on a range of subjects and has contributed to the Guardian, the BBC, and many other media outlets. With David Craig he was co-author of the bestselling Plundering the Public Sector. In 2008 he was awarded the Paul Foot Award for Investigative Journalism. He lives in Reading.
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