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 (mŏnt′fərt, môN-fôr′), Simon de Earl of Leicester. 1208?-1265.
French-born English nobleman who led the baronial opposition to Henry III. After his military victory over the king in 1264, Montfort was the effective ruler of England. In 1265 he called a representative legislature regarded as England's first full parliament.


(Biography) Simon de, Earl of Leicester. ?1208–65, English soldier, born in Normandy. He led the baronial rebellion against Henry III and ruled England from 1264 to 1265; he was killed at Evesham


(ˈmɒnt fərt; Fr. mɔ̃ˈfɔr)

1. Simon de, c1160–1218, French leader of the crusade against the Albigenses.
2. his son Simon de, Earl of Leicester, 1208?–65, English soldier and statesman.
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It started, directly, in the London palace of Henry III, and was the result of a quarrel between the King and his powerful brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester.
But on this June day in the year of our Lord 1243, Henry so forgot himself as to very unjustly accuse De Montfort of treason in the presence of a number of the King's gentlemen.
My Lord King," he cried, "that you be my Lord King alone prevents Simon de Montfort from demanding satisfaction for such a gross insult.
Henry, flushing in mortification and anger, rose to advance upon De Montfort, but suddenly recollecting the power which he represented, he thought better of whatever action he contemplated, and with a haughty sneer turned to his courtiers.
As the arras fell behind the departing King, De Montfort shrugged his broad shoulders, and turning, left the apartment by another door.
So he let De Vac assume to his mind's eye the person of the hated De Montfort, and it followed that De Vac was nearly surprised into an early and mortifying defeat by the King's sudden and clever attack.
Henry III had always been accounted a good swordsman, but that day he quite outdid himself, and in his imagination was about to run the pseudo De Montfort through the heart, to the wild acclaim of his audience.
The deeds of black Agnes of Dunbar, of Lady Salisbury and of the Countess of Montfort, were still fresh in the public minds.
Taking place at De Montfort Hall in Leicester, the performance features four postgraduate students from the Royal College of Music.
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Brown said he could not guarantee that the project and subsequent loan will be approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, when asked by Councilwoman Beth Montfort, but that chances are good.
More than 50 people attended the event to hear the key findings from De Montfort University's 'UK Commercial Property Lending Market 2016 Report'.