1230-1259 Henry III

Battle of Monmouth

On 25 Nov 1233 the Battle of Monmouth was fought between supporters of the King (26), commanded by Baldwin Guines III Count Guînes 1200-1244 (33), and rebels opposed to the influence of Poitevins and Lusignans; the King's step-father's (50) faction. The rebels were commanded by Richard Marshal 3rd Earl Pembroke 1191-1234 (42). Battle is somewhat of an over-statement. Richard Marshal 3rd Earl Pembroke 1191-1234 (42) and his men were riding to to reconnoitre the town. Baldwin Guines III Count Guînes 1200-1244 (33) and his forces, who were in the town, decided attack was the best form defence. Marshal's men appear to have suffered in retreat although Marshal escaped.
John Monmouth 1182-1248 (51) took control of Monmouth, Monmouthshire, South-East Wales following the battle.


Battle of the Curragh

Wedding of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence

On 14 Jan 1236 Henry III King England 1207-1272 (28) and Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England 1223-1291 (13) were married at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent by Edmund Rich Archbishop Canterbury 1174-1240 (61).


Crowning of Eleanor of Provence

On 14 Jan 1236 Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England 1223-1291 (13) was crowned as Queen Consort England at Westminster Abbey..


Christening of Edward I

On 22 Jun 1239 Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 was christened at Westminster Abbey.Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex 1204-1275 (35) as godfather.He was named after Edward "Confessor" King England 1003-1066


Synod of Worcester

In 1266 Walter Cantilupe Bishop Worcester 1191-1266 (74) convened the Synod of Worcester.


Battle of Taillebourg

On 21 Jul 1242 the forces of Henry III King England 1207-1272 (34) and Hugh Lusignan XI Count Lusignan, VI Count La Marche, II Count Angoulême 1221-1250 (21) fought against the forces of at Louis IX King France 1214-1270 (28) and his brother Alphonse Capet Count Poitou, II Count Toulose 1220-1271 (21) at Taillebourg during the Battle of Taillebourg.The battle was a decisive victory for the French.Henry thereafter signed a five-year truce with the French.


First Council of Lyon

On 15 Jan 1245 Boniface Savoy Archbishop Canterbury 1217- was consecrated Archbishop Canterbury at Lyon by Pope Innocent IV during the First Council of Lyon.


Seventh Crusade

In 1247 William Longespée 1207-1250 went on pilgrimage.during the Seventh Crusade


In 1248 Alexander Giffard -1262 took part during the Seventh Crusade


In 1249 John Stewart -1249 killed at Damietta during the Seventh Crusade


On 24 Oct 1249 Alphonse Capet Count Poitou, II Count Toulose 1220-1271 (28) arrived at Damietta during the Seventh Crusade


Battle of Mansoura

On 08 Feb 1250 Alexander Giffard -1262 fought at Mansoura during the Battle of Mansoura


On 07 Dec 1250 William Longespée 1207-1250 died at Mansoura during the Battle of Mansoura


After 1262.St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire. Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard 1195-1246. Early Medieval[Titles] effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent differenced with a label five points indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms.


After 1262.St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire. Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard 1195-1246. Early Medieval[Titles] effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent differenced with a label five points indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms.

After 1262.St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire. Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard 1195-1246. Early Medieval[Titles] effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent differenced with a label five points indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms.

After 1262.St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire. Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard 1195-1246. Early Medieval[Titles] effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent differenced with a label five points indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms.

After 1262.St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire. Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard 1195-1246. Early Medieval[Titles] effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent differenced with a label five points indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms.

After 1262.St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire. Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard 1195-1246. Early Medieval[Titles] effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent differenced with a label five points indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms.

After 1262.St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire. Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard 1195-1246. Early Medieval[Titles] effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent differenced with a label five points indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms.

Wedding of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile

On 01 Nov 1254 Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (15) and Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 (13) were married (he was her second-cousin once-removed) at Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas..


Battle of Bryn Derwin

In Jun 1255 Llewellyn "Last" Aberffraw 1233-1282 defeated his brothers Owain "The Red" Aberffraw 1232-1282 and Dafydd ap Gruffudd Aberffraw Prince Wales 1238-1283 during the Battle of Bryn Derwin. Owain "The Red" Aberffraw 1232-1282 and Dafydd ap Gruffudd Aberffraw Prince Wales 1238-1283 were both imprisoned.