Virtual Branch Recording: Henry III and Simon de Montfort

By Professor David Carpenter, published 29th February 2024

Reform, rebellion and Civil War in England, 1258-1265

David Carpenter brings to life the dramatic events in the last phase of Henry III’s momentous reign, provides a fresh account of the king’s strenuous efforts to recover power and sheds new light on the rebel figure Simon de Montfort.

Professor David Carpenter is a Professor of Medieval History at King's College London. His biography of Henry III came out in the Yale English Monarchs Series in two volumes: Henry III 1207-1258: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule (2020) and Henry III 1258-1272: Reform, Rebellion, Civil War and Settlement (2023). Previously he had written The Struggle for Mastery: Britain 1066-1284 in the New Penguin History of Britain and Magna Carta: A New Commentary in the Penguin Classics Series, the latter published to coincide with the Charter's 800th Anniversary in 2015.

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