Eleanor de Montfort: A Rebel Countess in Medieval England


      Eleanor de Montfort: A Rebel Countess in Medieval England
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. Read Eleanor de Montfort: A Rebel Countess in Medieval England Author Louise J. Wilkinson – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Prof Louise Wilkinson gained her doctorate at Kings College London and is now Reader in Medieval History at Christ Church Canterbury University and has published numerous articles and books on Queenship, childhood and women in Medieval England Her particular interest lies in the role of women in thirteenth century political life, a theme explored in her 2012 book Eleanor de Montfort a Rebel Countess in Medieval England Prof Wilkinson was Co investigator on the AHRC funded Henry III Fine Rolls Project where she worked with David Carpenter and now, for the Magna Carta Project, is exploring the Charter s clauses on inheritance, women and the family.

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  • Hardcover
  • 232 pages
  • Eleanor de Montfort: A Rebel Countess in Medieval England
  • Louise J. Wilkinson
  • English
  • 01 January 2019
  • 1847251943

10 thoughts on “ Eleanor de Montfort: A Rebel Countess in Medieval England

  1. says:

    If you are a mother debating naming your daughter Eleanor then take note from Medieval English history that your offspring may turn out to be sassy, dramatic, fiercely independent, a warrior, and plain and simply a badass Hey, that doesn t sound too bad, does it The Eleanors of Medieval times were certainly a feisty bunch and Eleanor de Montfort was no exception The life of Eleanor the youngest daughter of the detested King John and sister to King Henry III doesn t fill volumes on the If you are a mother debating naming your daughter Eleanor then take note from Medieval English history that your offspring may turn out to be sassy, dramatic, fiercely independent, a warrior, and plain and simply a badass Hey, that doesn t sound too bad, does it The Eleanors of Medieval times were certainly a feisty bunch and Eleanor de Montfort was no exception The life of Eleanor the youngest daughter of the detested King John and ...

  2. says:

    Before reading this book, I had chatted about it in groups with friends Some described it as dry, which to me shows no two people read the same book, because I didn t find this dry at all I found it engaging, detailed, thorough and an excellent study of the life of Eleanor of England, daughter of king John and sister of Henry III I particularly enjoyed the chapter about 1265 an important year, and a year for which Eleanor s household accounts survive The author focuses on Eleanor and does Before reading this book, I ha...

  3. says:

    Louise Wilkinson has done wonderful work with a topic with scant records available Eleanor de Montfort, being a younger daughter of a Medieval king, was not going to have extensive records concerning her childhood With her value being associated with her marriage contract her life until marriage would be recorded in the annals asof an accident than a purposeful record Eleanor, not as dynamic as her namesake and predecessor, Eleanor of Aquitaine, was interesting nonetheless Married to Louise Wilkinson has done wonderful work with a topic with scant records available Eleanor de Montfort, being a younger daughter of a Medieval king, was not going to have extensive records concerning her childhood With her value being associated with her marriage contract he...

  4. says:

    This is one of the most impressive non fiction history books that I ve read in quite some time and is made all theimpressive because the subject of the narrative has often been overshadowed by herillustrious or infamous relations her brother King Henry III, her nephew Edward I, her husbands William Marshal Jr and Simon de Montfort Moreover, Wilkinson maintains her academic integrity while, at the same time, producing a highly readable and incredibly well researched and writt...

  5. says:

    Interesting study of Eleanor de Montfort It is obvious that Louise put a large effort into the research of this extrordinary woman.

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