Simon de Montford

Simon de Montford
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  • Toulouse
  • At the Siege of Toulouse, Simon de Montford's Father is killed. Him and his Brother agree that he should be Earl of Leicester .
  • Simon and Henry III fall out over the war in France. The Barons impose the Provisions of Oxford on the King, reducing his powers.
  • The Great Parliament
  • de Montford and some of the Barons feel that the Provisions of Oxford are progress, but want the king to concede more of his power. They create the provisions of Westminster.
  • de Montford goes into exile, but returns 4 years later, and asks the King of France to decide who he thinks is right in the matter. He says that Henry was correct. The 2nd Barons War begins.
  • The Barons win a crushing victory and Henry and his son, Edward, are captured by de Montford. He summons all the Lords and some representatives from counties and towns to the Great Parliament.
  • However, support for de Montford is failing. Edward escapes prison and raises an army. There was a skirmish at Kennilworth Castle before the Battle of Evesham where de Montford's forces where wiped out.
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