Three new articles have rounded out the tour so far, including the view that Montfort’s contribution to the development of Parliament was more than just summoning the burgesses in January 1265.  Kathryn Warner’s Edward II site is the most fitting venue to discuss what was behind that unfortunate king asking to hear songs sung about Simon de Montfort. And today we visit Sara Cockerill’s site for Eleanor of Castile to ponder whether Edward’s wife and the rest of the royal family were ever in any danger on account of the ambitions of the Montfort family.

The tour wraps up tomorrow with a visit to In Thirteenth Century England and an interview conducted by Montfortian scholar Kathleen Neal.

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