1260-1269 Second Baron's War

Battle of Northampton

On 06 Apr 1264 the future Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (24), Philip Marmion 5th Baron Marmion 1233-1291 (30) and Roger Leybourne 1215-1271 (49) fought for the King at Northampton Castle, Northampton, Northamptonshire during the Battle of Northampton.Simon Montfort 6th Earl Leicester 1208-1265 fought for the rebels with his son Simon "Younger" Montfort 1240-1271 who was captured.


Battle of Lewes

On 14 May 1264 the army of Simon Montfort 6th Earl Leicester 1208-1265 including Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford 1243-1295 (20), Henry Hastings 1235-1269 and Nicholas Segrave 1st Baron Segrave 1238-1295 (26) defeated the army of Henry III King England 1207-1272 (56) during the Battle of Lewes at Lewes, East Sussex, Sussex.Henry III King England 1207-1272 (56), his son the future Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (24), Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex 1204-1275 (60), Richard Cornwall 1st Earl Cornwall 1209-1272 (55), John "Red Comyn" Comyn 1st Lord Baddenoch 1220-1275 (44), Philip Marmion 5th Baron Marmion 1233-1291 (30) and John Giffard 1st Baron Giffard Brimpsfield 1232-1299 (32) were captured.John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey 1231-1304 (33), John Balliol 1207-1268 (56), Robert Bruce 5th Lord Annadale 1215-1295 (49), Roger Leybourne 1215-1271 (49) and William Valence 1st Earl Pembroke -1296 fought for the King.Guy Lusignan -1264 was killed. Fulk IV Fitzwarin 1220-1264 (44) drowned. Walter Cantilupe Bishop Worcester 1191-1266 (72) was present and blessed the Montfort army before the battle.


Prince Edward's Escape from Kenilworth Castle

On 28 May 1265 Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (25), with the help of Roger Leybourne 1215-1271 (50) escaped from Kenilworth Castle..


Battle of Evesham

On 03 Aug 1265 Walter Cantilupe Bishop Worcester 1191-1266 (73) had dinner with Simon Montfort 6th Earl Leicester 1208-1265.


On 04 Aug 1265 the army loyal to Henry III King England 1207-1272 (57), led by his son the future Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (26), supported by Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford 1243-1295 (21), Warin Basingburne and John Giffard 1st Baron Giffard Brimpsfield 1232-1299 (33) defeated the rebel army of Simon Montfort 6th Earl Leicester 1208-1265 at the Battle of Evesham.
Roger Leybourne 1215-1271 (50) fought and reputedly saved the King's life.
Adam Mohaut rescued the King.
Simon Montfort 6th Earl Leicester 1208-1265 and his son Henry Montfort 1238-1265 were killed.
Hugh Despencer 1st Baron Despencer 1223-1265 was killed by Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1231-1282.
Simon Beauchamp 1234-1265, Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton 1215-1265, William Devereux 1219-1265, Hugh Troyes -1265, Richard Trussel -1265, Peter Montfort 1205-1265 (60), William Mandeville -1265, William Crepping -1265, William Birmingham -1265, Guy Balliol -1265 and Thomas Astley 1215-1265 were killed. Henry Hastings 1235-1269, Humphrey Bohun 1225-1265, Nicholas Segrave 1st Baron Segrave 1238-1295 (27), John Vesci -1289, John Fitzjohn and Guy Montfort Count Nola 1244-1288 were captured.
John Vesci -1289 was wounded and taken prisoner.


On 13 Mar 1271 Henry "Almain" Cornwall 1235-1271 was murdered while attending mass at the Chiesa di San Silvestro, Viterbo, Lazio by his cousins Simon "Younger" Montfort 1240-1271 and Guy Montfort Count Nola 1244-1288 in revenge for the deaths of their Simon Montfort 6th Earl Leicester 1208-1265 and Henry Montfort 1238-1265 at the Battle of Evesham.The deed is mentioned by Dante Alighieri some forty years after in the Divine Comedy who placed Guy de Montfort in the seventh circle of hell.Henry "Almain" Cornwall 1235-1271 was buried in Hailes Abbey, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.


Battle of Benevento

On 26 Feb 1266 the Battle of Benevento was fought between Charles King Sicily 1227-1285 (38) and Manfred King Sicily 1232-1266 (34). Manfred King Sicily 1232-1266 (34) was killed resulting in Charles King Sicily 1227-1285 (38) becoming King of Sicily.


Battle of Chesterfield

On 15 May 1266 Henry "Almain" Cornwall 1235-1271 and John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey 1231-1304 (35) fought for the King at Chesterfield, Derbyshire during the Battle of Chesterfield. Henry Hastings 1235-1269, John Clinton, Roger Mandeville, John Eyvil, Baldwin Wake 1238-1282 (28) all fought on the rebel side.The rebel Robert Ferrers 6th Earl Derby 1239-1279 (27) was captured.


Dictum of Kenilworth

On 31 Oct 1266 the Dictum of Kenilworth was issued.The Dictum was a peace agreement between Henry III King England 1207-1272 (59) and the rebels who were besieged in the impregnable Kenilworth Castle. The committee included:
Walter Branscombe Bishop Exeter 1220-1280 (46)
Walter Giffard Archbishop York 1225-1279 (41)
Nicholas Ely Bishop Worcester, Bishop Winchester -1280
Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford -1314
Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex 1204-1275 (62)
Philip Basset 1184-1271
John Balliol 1207-1268 (58)
Robert Walerand
Alan Zouche 1203-1270
Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley 1190-1273 (76), and
Warin Bassingbourne
Robert Ferrers 6th Earl Derby 1239-1279 (27) and Henry Hastings 1235-1269 were fined seven times their annual income. The Dictum, however, required the rebels to pay their fines before being restored to their lands; something of a Catch-22 since if they weren't restored to their lands, they would have no income to pay the fine.


Surrender of Kenilworth

On 12 Sep 1266 the garrison at Kenilworth Castle surrendered.


Statute of Marlborough