Encyclopedia > Battle of Evesham

  Article Content

Battle of Evesham

The Battle of Evesham took place on August 4, 1265, and was the decisive battle in the Baron's War[?], where Simon de Montfort led a number of rebellious barons against the Royalist forces led by Prince Edward (later King Edward I of England). de Montfort was encumbered by a number of unreliable allies, particularly the Welsh, who deserted before the battle commenced. Confronted by a force four times the size of his own, on unfavourable ground, the outcome rapidly turned into a massacre.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Sindh

... Shikarpur[?], Khairpur[?], Badin[?]. Languages spoken include Sindhi[?], Landa[?] and Rajasthani[?]. The province contains the southern part of the Indus River ...