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.

History:
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.

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