diham Castle is sited on a bend of the river Whitewater in Hampshire. This castle was build by King John at a cost of £1200. The octagonal keep was rare for the time. The castle was granted to Simon de Montfort by Henry III and was the prison for the Scottish king David II from 1346.
King Henry III bestowed the custody of Kenilworth castle to Simon de Montfort. Simon's wife Eleanor, Henry's sister, already owned Odiham Castle so Simon had two of the strongest fortresses in England under his control. ¹
As an act of faith, Simon de Montfort handed over his castles at Odiham and Kenilworth as part of the proposals put forward in the Provisions of Oxford.
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Selection of references used:
1. Elizabeth Luckock and Caroline Gundy, Simon de Montfort, 1969, ISBN:08-008236-6