- Battle of Northampton (1264)
The Battle of Northampton was a battle in the
Second Barons' War.
1264an encounter took place, as part of the Baron's War wherein Henry III of Englandbesieged Simon de Montfort's supporters who were holed in at NorthamptonCastle. De Montfort mounted a rear-guard rescue attempt but on April 6 1264the castle fell and De Montfort's son (another Simon) was captured by the King's forces.
*R. F. Treharne. "The battle of Northampton, 5th April 1264." In: "Simon De Montfort and Baronial Reform: Thirteenth-Century Essays." R. F. Treharne, E. B. Fryde (editors). Hambledon Press, London, 1986. ISBN:0907628702; pp. 299-303
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