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Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester

Simon de Montfort is a second son who under French laws did not inherit his father's lands. Simon, determined to become a landed lord, talked the Earl of Chester into returning to him the Earldom of Leicester that was taken from his father by King John. Thanks to Simon's bravery, he is given the earldom he asked for. A short time later, Simon marries Nell, the sister of Henry III, under false pretenses. This leads to a falling out between Simon and King Henry that last several months.

Simon is a brave soldier who takes his household knights to fight in the Holy Land during the crusades. Afterward, Simon is assigned to be King Henry's seneschal in France in a territory belonging to Henry's son, Edward. Simon is to squash a rebellion going on there among King Henry's lords. Simon uses many tactics...

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