Simon V of Montfort
See also: Simon de Montfort
Whereas his/her older brother Amaury remains on the continent, Simon V, the junior, leaves for England where them grandmother Amicie de Beaumont, lady of Leicester, was the heiress of half of the county of Leicester and a right under Sénéchal of England.
He married secretly, in 1238, Aliénor of England (1215-1275), girl of Jean without Ground. Aliénor had been married previously with William Marshall, 2nd Count de Pembroke, and had sworn a vow of chastity to its death, which it broke by marrying Simon. Once reconciled the king Simon recognized as count de Leicester but they were often in disagreement.
Like his father, Simon was a soldier veteran and hard, as well as an able administrator. Its argument with the king came largely in connection with his determination to be unaware of dissatisfaction growing for factors including the Famine. In 1258 with Oxford during its time of larger celebrity, he played a key function to ask a Parliament which has its place in the History like a precursor of the contemporary institution. The son of the king, that which would become Edouard Ier of England, at the beginning sympathized with the cause of Simon, but later both would become enemies, and the Provisions of Oxford, which the king had sworn to maintain were broken on order of the Pape in 1261.
He was the leader of the revolt of the barons against Henri III. Its troops overcame the royal forces at the time of the Bataille of Lewes in 1264, with the capture of the prince Edouard. But it was demolishes and killed with the Bataille of Evesham in 1265, its atrociously mutilated body. Its family was exiled.
His/her daughter Éléanore married the Welsh prince Llywelyn the Last.
Its grounds and privileges were confiscated by the crown which allotted them to Edmund Crouchback, young person wire of the king.
Montfort gave its name at several English institutions like the university and the hall, both with Leicester.
A memorial is set up in the park with Evesham where the large furnace bridge of the abbey was.
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