Battle of Evesham

Time Period: Medieval

Performer / Organiser: Various

3rd and 4th August 2019 at Crown Meadow, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 4SS

Step back in time to the 13th Century when the Battle of Evesham will be re-enacted on the 3rd and 4th August 2019. This free-to-attend event takes place in the heart of Evesham, featuring a medieval festival and camp with demonstrations of cookery, weapons and medicine, plus the main battle re-enactment.

The action-packed weekend will include hundreds of re-enactors fighting ‘to the death’ on both days. There will also be 70 trade stands, arts and crafts stalls, bar and a kids fun fair adjacent to the Battle Arena.

The Battle of Evesham took place on 4th August 1265. It was political, personal and bloody. Simon de Montfort, who ruled the country for a year during King Henry III’s reign, fought for the people of England to introduce democracy and a Parliament. His Parliament is still the template for democratic states across the world.

In Evesham, during a storm, Simon and his men were tricked and trapped by Prince Edward’s forces. All rules were off and de Montfort was hunted down and killed. He left a legacy and was hailed a hero and some said he was a saint. In Evesham we are commemorating the battle and celebrating the part it played in history.

Free Entry both days
2 Main Battle Re-Enactments on Saturday and Sunday
A Grand Parade through the streets on Saturday morning.

Please note: take no liability for errors, subsequent changes or cancellations. You are advised to check on dates and times if you are making plans to attend.