Having barely survived the slaughter of Evesham, Henry was ready to reassert not just his authority but also his dignity. He had been humiliated these last fifteen months as a captive of his own government, now he would be king again, would wear his crown again, and no better place to start than in his birthplace of Winchester. So he summoned parliament there to open on 8 September 1265 and announced that all families connected to the Montfortian party were henceforth disinherited. It was a vengeful, shortsighted policy that could only serve the interests of the king and his closest family and associates. Yes, Henry was back.