Rebellion Against Henry III: The Disinherited Montfortians 1265-1274 written by David Pilling and published by Pen and Sword Books. £19.99 – Hardback – Pages

This book covers a period of history little written about. It follows the ups and downs of those who had supported Simon de Montfort during the Second Barons’ War, following Simon’s defeat and death at the Battle of Evesham. This book looks at the aftermath, at what happened to those who survived the war and the dreadful, final Battle of Evesham, but found themselves on the losing side. It’s an interesting look at the noblemen, barons and knights, known as the Disinherited.

I have to admit this is a very gripping read indeed, it was a case of reading for a bit and not being able to wait until I could carry on reading. The ups and downs of battle and intrigue was good and has really made me want to read up more on this particular period. This book covers all the major players at the time such Earl of Derby, Robert De Ferrers and John Deyville and much more. The book is broken down into quite a few chapters with each chapter exploring particular events and people, along with events being examined from both sides of the argument. The book also has an excellent bibliography, which I look forward to using in the future. I would certainly recommend this book to others as it’s a gripping read, one to savour. A 5 star rating from me.

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