Simon de Montfort – A man ahead of his time

Simon de Montfort

Simon de Montfort – A man ahead of his time Simon de Montfort… many may have heard of a university with the name, but otherwise they’re unaware of just how much impact this medieval character has had on modern day life. Born a Frenchman early in the thirteenth century (specific date unknown), by 1239 de…

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William Marshal, the greatest knight who ever lived?

William Marshal

William Marshal, the greatest knight who ever lived? Born 1147, the 4th son of a man of no note, William Marshall rose to be one of the most powerful Barons in England, regent to a child king, and significant influence regarding Magna Carta. He was a man of loyalty, knightly chivalry, and clever diplomacy. That…

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