By Louise J. Wilkinson
As sister of Henry III and aunt of the long run Edward I, Eleanor de Montfort was once on the middle of the bloody clash among the Crown and the English barons. At Lewes in 1264 Simon de Montfort captured the king and secured keep watch over of royal executive. a girl of fiery nature, Eleanor labored tirelessly to support her husband's reason. She assumed accountability for the care of the royal prisoners and she or he on a regular basis dispatched sumptuous presents to Henry III and the Lord Edward. however the family's political fortunes have been shattered on the conflict of Evesham in August 1265 the place Simon de Montfort was once killed. The newly-widowed Eleanor rose to her function as matriarch of her kin, sending her surviving sons - and the relations treasure - in another country to France, negotiating the hand over of Dover fort and securing her personal secure departure from the area. The final ten years of her lifestyles have been spent within the Dominican convent at Montargis.
Drawing on chronicles, letters and public files this booklet reconstructs the narrative of Eleanor's impressive life.