This Day in History: 1264-06-20

On 20th June 1264, all of the lands of John de Warenne – 6th Earl of Surrey and owner of Sandal Castle – were seized by  Simon de Montfort who now had control of King Henry III. All estates, which included Sandal Castle, and with the exceptions of Reigate and Lewes, were given into the custody of Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester. The Sussex lands were given to the Simon de Montfort’s second son, also called Simon de Montfort.