Eleanor de Montfort: A Rebel Countess in Medieval England

Wilkinson, Louise (2012) Eleanor de Montfort: A Rebel Countess in Medieval England. Continuum (an imprint of Bloomsbury), London. ISBN 9781847251947

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In her own day, Eleanor de Montfort (d. 1275) was one of the most important women within the English realm. As the youngest daughter of King John, a sister of King Henry III and an aunt of the Lord Edward (the future King Edward I), Eleanor occupied a place at the heart of politics during one of the most turbulent periods in English history, the period of baronial reform and rebellion (1258-67). This book is the first full-scale biography of Eleanor for more than one hundred and fifty years. It draws on a wealth of information from contemporary records to provide an intimate portrait of Eleanor as a wife, mother, politician and lord. Beginning with her years as the child bride of William Marshal junior (d. 1231), earl of Pembroke, this biography charts Eleanor's experiences as a teenage widow, her second marriage to Simon de Montfort, and the couple's subsequent political fortunes.

Keywords:Eleanor de Montfort, Simon de Montfort, Medieval women, Medieval aristocracy, Medieval politics, Henry III, Baronial reform and rebellion, Medieval history
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V214 English History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:15 Jun 2020 10:58

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