Talk by Dr Sophie Therese Ambler
Simon de Montfort, England’s First Revolution and the Death of Chivalry, 1258-1265
Monday 1st April refreshments 7.30 for 8.00pm start
At St Joan’s Centre, Farnham GU9 8DJ. Tickets on entry £4 members, £6 non members.
Farnham and its surrounds were at the heart of the first English revolution: it was an attack on the church of Shere, and the dragging of captives to Farnham Castle, that provoked Montfort and his allies to take action in 1258. Seizing power from the king, Simon de Montfort ruled England at the head of a revolutionary government, until he and his followers were cut down in the greatest noble slaughter since 1066.
Dr Sophie Thérèse Ambler is Lecturer in Later Medieval History at Lancaster University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Her new book, The Song of Simon de Montfort: England’s First Revolutionary and the Death of Chivalry, will be published by Picador on 30 May 2019.
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