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Simon de Montfort and the Rise of the English Nation By Darren Baker

Simon de Montfort and the Rise of the English Nation by Darren Baker

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Simon de Montfort's combination of charisma, determination, and fearlessness made him one of the greatest men of his age. This new biography marks 750 years since Montfort established the earliest forerunner of our modern parliament.

Simon de Montfort and the Rise of the English Nation Summary

Simon de Montfort and the Rise of the English Nation by Darren Baker

Like his crusading father before him, Simon de Montfort's combination of charisma and fearlessness made him one of the greatest men of his age. This biography follows his life from his birth in France and arrival in England to his defeat and death at Evesham in 1265. Along the way he succeeded in establishing a constitutional monarchy and, in the act he is most famous for, broadening the scope of representation in Parliament. King Henry III's long reign (1216-1272) saw many changes taking place in England and on the Continent, including a re-awakening in national identity not seen since before the Norman Conquest two centuries earlier. Simon de Montfort's recognition and cultivation of this growing awareness was instrumental in his rebellion and takeover of the government. Not for another four hundred years, until the advent of Oliver Cromwell, would England see a revolution led by a figure of comparable stature.

About Darren Baker

Darren Baker is a teacher and translator. He was born in California and attended the University of Connecticut, where he took his degree in Modern and Classical Languages. He has written several novels and plays, including one on Simon de Montfort. He was inspired to write this biography after a trip to Lewes in 2011. He runs the website simon2014.com on Simon de Montfort.

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GOR010956742
Simon de Montfort and the Rise of the English Nation by Darren Baker
Used - Like New
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
2018-10-15
288
1445660113
9781445660110
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