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SIMON DE MONTFORT • Malo potius sine terra mori, quam perjurus a veritate recedere '— Simon de Montjort

*Seductorem nominant SIMONEM atque fallacem,
Facta sed examinant probantque veracem'

Political Poem

• The man who finally gave to English freedom its second and more lasting shape, the hero and martyr of England in the greatest of her constitutional struggles, was Simon of MONTFORT, Earl of Leicester'-E. A. Freeman

MICHIGAN

OF

SIMON DE MONTFORT

EARL OF LEICESTER

WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE

PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY OF HIS TIME

BY

GEORGE WALTER PROTHERO

Fellow and Lecturer in History

Kings College, Cambridge

WITH TWO MAPS

LONDON

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

1877

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TO

MY FATHER AND MOTHER

I DEDICATE THIS WORK

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