To commemorate the historic battle, Evesham will be hosting a fortnight of events beginning the 1st August, 2015.
Saturday 1st – ‘Commemoration & Democracy Day’ in Abbey Park.
Tuesday 4th (afternoon) – Historical walkabout around the town, river and battlefield
Tuesday 4th (evening) – Keynote lecture by Professor David Carpenter (probably on the DeMontfort parliaments of 1264-65)
Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th – Medieval Festival Weekend on Crown & Corporation Meadows. To include re-enactment of the battle, ‘living history’, craft fair & demonstrations, entertainment, much food & drink.
A wargaming event will take place over the weekend. On display over this weekend, probably at St Lawrence church, there will also be a tapestry on loan from Lewes depicting the battle of 1264 there.
Monday 10th (evening) – Buffet supper at the Evesham Hotel followed by a talk by Katherine Ashe the American author of a ‘novelized history of Simon’ provisionally entitled ‘Why Simon de Montfort truly was the founder of Parliament’
Wednesday 12th (afternoon or evening) – Historical walkabout around the town, river and battlefield
Friday 14th (evening) – Supper at Abbey Manor & talk by Dr. David Cox (provisionally about Simon de Montfort & Evesham Abbey). Courtesy of Mr & Mrs John Phipps.
Above image from James William Edmund Doyle – (1864) “Henry III” in A Chronicle of England: B.C. 55 – A.D. 1485, London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, pp. p. 251 Hosted on Wikipedia.