First English Revolution: Simon De Montfort, Henry III and the Barons' War
Author: Jobson, Adrian
Pub Date: 23/08/2012
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Simon de Montfort, the leader of the English barons, was the first leader of a political movement to seize power from a reigning monarch. The charismatic de Montfort and his forces had captured most of south-eastern England by 1263 and at the battle of Lewes in 1264 King Henry III was defeated and taken prisoner. This title deals with this topic.