1265 - criminal court connections
Edmund Crouchback was the second surviving son of King Henry III of England (House of Plantagenet) and Queen Eleanor of Provence. In 1265 he was granted all the lands of Simon de Montfort and from 1267 he was titled Earl of Leicester.
During his rule, the Great Hall is used as a criminal court, a function that the Great Hall performed until 1992. Edmund Crouchback died on the 5 June 1296 in Bordeaux. His body was carried to England and was interred on 15 July 1296 at Westminster Abbey, London.