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Battle of Evesham (1265)

Medieval depiction of the death of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester

The death of Simon de Montfort

The Battle of Evesham was a major battle of the Second Barons’ War (1264-1267) fought between the rebellious barons and royal forces near Evesham in Worcestershire on August 4, 1265. Prince Edward who managed to escape from captivity decisively defeated the baronial forces. Simon de Monfort was killed in the battle and King Henry III was restored to the throne. Edward crushed the remnants of the Monfort’s supporters by 1267 ending the Second Barons’ War with royal victory.

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