Falls the Shadow - Study Guide Chapters 19-22 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 19, January 1251, Henry is having such financial trouble that he cannot celebrate Epiphany as lavishly as he normally would. Simon has come to Westminster to defend accusations against him that he has treated the lords of Gascony unfairly. The argument becomes heated, but Henry insists that Simon continue as his seneschal in Gascony. Simon returns to Gascony and is involved in a assault on Castillion Castle when he learns of the illness of his only daughter, Joanna. By the time Simon returns home he discovered that Joanna has died of whopping cough.

In Chapter 20, April 1252, Simon continues to hear that complaints have been made against him to Henry. Finally Simon is called to England where he is placed on trial in front of Henry and his council of barons. The lords of Gascony testify to times when Simon arrested them without trial, when Simon...

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