1208 – Simon V de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, he was the youngest son of Simon de Montfort, a French nobleman, and Alix de Montmorency. He was the principal leader of the baronial opposition to King Henry III of England.
1218 – He was with his mother at the siege of Toulouse, where his father was killed after being struck on the head by a stone pitched by a mangonel.
1229 – The two surviving brothers (Amaury and Simon) came to an arrangement whereby he gave up his rights in France and Amaury in turn gave up his rights in England.
1238 – Married Eleanor of England, daughter of King John and Isabella of Angouleme and sister of King Henry III.
1240 – Having announced his intention to go on Crusade two years previously, he raised funds and finally set out for the Holy Land in summer, leaving Eleanor in Brindisi, Italy.
1241 – He arrived in Jerusalem by June, when the citizens asked him to be their governor, but does not seem to have ever faced combat in the Holy Land.
1263 – 1264 – Became de facto ruler of England and called the first directly-elected parliament in medieval Europe.
1265 – Died on the 4th of August at the battle of Evesham, and was buried at the nearby abbey.