The Battle of Evesham was fought on the morning of the 4th August 1265, between the rebel barons led by Simon de Montfort and the army of King Henry III, under his son Prince Edward.
Heavily outnumbered De Montfort's charged his cavalry into the enemy ranks. The battle lasted for some hours before turning into a bloody massacre. Both de Montfort and his son Henry were killed, along with around 4,000 of his soldiers.
Despite defeat, Simon de Montfort is hailed a hero, he fought for the people; a democrat and the man who set up the first true Parliament. His fame in international and his Parliament is the template for others.
2015 is the 750th anniversary and Evesham will be commemorating the battle and his legacy with the Battle of Evesham Festival.