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Montfort: The Viceroy -1243 to 1253 By Katherine Ashe,

  • Title: Montfort: The Viceroy -1243 to 1253
  • Author: Katherine Ashe
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • King Henry cannot afford to lose so brilliant a military commander as Simon has become Making peace with him, he sends Simon to bring the duchy of Gascony back under England s control But the Gascons want their independence They persuade King Henry to recall the too effective Viceroy, and Simon stands trial for treason But is it for Gascony, or for his amour with the QKing Henry cannot afford to lose so brilliant a military commander as Simon has become Making peace with him, he sends Simon to bring the duchy of Gascony back under England s control But the Gascons want their independence They persuade King Henry to recall the too effective Viceroy, and Simon stands trial for treason But is it for Gascony, or for his amour with the Queen that he is standing trial High points many battles, early use of cannon in battle.
    Montfort The Viceroy to King Henry cannot afford to lose so brilliant a military commander as Simon has become Making peace with him he sends Simon to bring the duchy of Gascony back under England s control But the Gascons

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    1. This book is a 2012 B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree and honor that tells readers this books is well worth their time and money

    2. Simon makes plans to go on the next crusade King Henry has other plans for him though Instead of going on the crusade as Simon wishes to, he s sent to Gascony to bring order to the people there and collect all past due taxes Others have tried and failed If Simon fails, the people would not call him a hero any and the king would have a reason to get rid of Simon once and for all Simon s mentor and long time friend Bishop Grosseteste is spreading word of a new kind of government, based on ancient [...]

    3. This book follows the first book, Montfort The Early Years in the series that Ashe has written about Simon de Montfort, sometimes called the founder of Parliament He was also brother in law to King Henry, and during this time span, he wanted to go back to the Holy Land to claim it from the Infidels and put it back how he had left it Henry III had other plans and so Simon was sent to Gascony.Simon de Montfort is a fascinating character, and the author tells a good story Although I will never know [...]

    4. Scholarly and a page turnerI am grateful for the research Ashe put into this series You can t know this period without knowing Montfort Her notes are generous and helpful I m still not sure if Montfort s affair with the Queen and possible fathering of Henry s heirs is historically motivated or purely imaginary and I d love to know Anyone

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