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Résumé of the ‘English’ de Montfort Family

During the course of 2016 there has been a lot of interest in Simon de Montfort, the 2nd Barons’ War and the Great Siege of Kenilworth. Numerous talks have been delivered on these subjects and two questions have been repeatedly asked: Firstly: “Why did the young Simon de Montfort not return from France with an… Read More Résumé of the ‘English’ de Montfort Family

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Dictum of Kenilworth copy on display at the Barn Museum

Sunday 4th, Saturday the 10th and Sunday 11th of September will be the final three opening days of the season for the Barn Museum and Heritage Centre in Abbey Fields. On these three days a copy of the Dictum of Kenilworth will be on display so that you can get up close to the text that helped… Read More Dictum of Kenilworth copy on display at the Barn Museum

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THE GREAT SIEGE OF KENILWORTH – Time Line

A timeline of the events of the great Siege of Kenilworth from its origins in August 1265 to its aftermath in December 1266: August 1265 – survivors of the battle of Evesham make their way back to Kenilworth Castle where Eleanor, Countess of Leicester, is waiting with her younger children.  The castle has been kept… Read More THE GREAT SIEGE OF KENILWORTH – Time Line

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The Second Barons’ War & the Siege of Kenilworth – the short and long term effects both locally and nationally

Extract from KHAS original Siege booklet published 1966:  “The effects of this long siege on the lives of the local people in Warwickshire were severe.  Even before it started, the defenders were looting and destroying property and taking what they required to stock the castle.  Then the King’s army lived off the land for many… Read More The Second Barons’ War & the Siege of Kenilworth – the short and long term effects both locally and nationally

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The Great Siege of Kenilworth 1266

Jan Cooper discusses the events of the Great Siege of Kenilworth 1266, following on from her earlier article on the life and death of Simon de Montfort at the Battle of Evesham: Those of Earl Simon’s supporters who had escaped the carnage of Evesham made their way back to Kenilworth Castle where we believe Eleanor, Countess of… Read More The Great Siege of Kenilworth 1266

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Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester

In January 1265 Simon de Montfort called a Parliament (in the name of King Henry III), when for the first time commoners were invited to play a small part in the decisions made. This was an early landmark in the development of Parliament which would, centuries later, result in the two house democratic parliamentary system… Read More Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester

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Forthcoming Events for 2016

Details of KHAS events for 2016 On 31st July 2016 KHAS members will be hosting a free guided walk of  Kenilworth Abbey ruins in support of the CBA’s Festival of Archaeology 2016. Take a walk back in time to when Kenilworth’s St. Mary’s Priory, later Abbey, was one of the wealthiest and most prestigious Augustinian… Read More Forthcoming Events for 2016