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The Resource Eleanor de Montfort : a rebel countess in medieval England, Louise J. Wilkinson

Eleanor de Montfort : a rebel countess in medieval England, Louise J. Wilkinson

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Eleanor de Montfort : a rebel countess in medieval England
Title
Eleanor de Montfort
Title remainder
a rebel countess in medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Louise J. Wilkinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As sister of Henry III and aunt of the future Edward I, Eleanor de Montfort was at the heart of the bloody conflict between the Crown and the English barons. At Lewes in 1264 Simon de Montfort captured the king and secured control of royal government. A woman of fiery nature, Eleanor worked tirelessly to support her husband's cause. She assumed responsibility for the care of the royal prisoners and she regularly dispatched luxurious gifts to Henry III and the Lord Edward. But the family's political fortunes were shattered at the battle of Evesham in August 1265 where Simon de Montfort was killed. The newly-widowed Eleanor rose to her role as matriarch of her family, sending her surviving sons - and the family treasure - overseas to France, negotiating the surrender of Dover Castle and securing her own safe departure from the realm. The last ten years of her life were spent in the Dominican convent at Montargis. Drawing on chronicles, letters and public records this book reconstructs the narrative of Eleanor's remarkable life."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkinson, Louise J
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montfort, Eleanor de
  • Montfort, Simon de
  • Great Britain
  • Nobility
  • Great Britain
  • Nobility
  • Households
Label
Eleanor de Montfort : a rebel countess in medieval England, Louise J. Wilkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood -- The marshal marriage -- The chaste widow -- The countess as lord -- The Montfort marriage -- Family, faction and politics -- Reform, revolution and war -- The year 1265 -- After Evesham
Control code
657602874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 213 pages
Isbn
9781847251947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)657602874
Label
Eleanor de Montfort : a rebel countess in medieval England, Louise J. Wilkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood -- The marshal marriage -- The chaste widow -- The countess as lord -- The Montfort marriage -- Family, faction and politics -- Reform, revolution and war -- The year 1265 -- After Evesham
Control code
657602874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 213 pages
Isbn
9781847251947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)657602874

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