ABOUT THE BATTLE OF EVESHAM
In August 2015 Evesham commemorated the 750th anniversary of the historic Battle of Evesham with a fortnight of special events, tours, special guest speakers and a medieval festival featuring one of the largest mid-13th century re-enactments in the country.
The town welcomed visitors from all over the country and beyond to enjoy a range of specialist and family friendly events and attractions. The fortnight was opened by John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons and its included a parade of over 200 horses and soldiers and it even had it’s own “Battle Beer”.
The Battle itself was fought on 4 August 1265, 50 years after the Magna Carta between Prince Edward and Simon de Montfort. It was political, personal and bloody! The Prince wanted to free his father King Henry III and take revenge on a man who is credited with starting the first Parliament.