Events for Monday 14th May 2012
On This Day in History
Simon de Montfort victorious at the Battle of Lewes14th May 1264
The Battle of Lewes was one of two main battles of the conflict known as the Second Barons' War. It took place at Lewes in Sussex, on 14 May 1264. It marked the high point of the career of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, and made him the "uncrowned King of England".
Further ReadingThe Second Barons' War
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by John Sadler
For two years in the mid-thirteenth century England was torn by a bloody civil war between the king and his nobles. For a short time, the country came close to unseating the monarchy, and the outcome changed the course of English history. Yet this critical episode receives far less attention… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.