A guest blog from Osprey's MD Richard Sullivan, who headed to Crown Meadow on Sunday to witness a fantastic reenactment of the battle of Evesham. Clearly he was inspired to go after reading Campaign 285: Lewes and Evesham 1264-65.
On Sunday I saddled up and went over to see the 750th anniversary of the battle of Evesham, where Simon de Montfort met a gruesome end in the Second Barons’ War at the hands of the future Edward I. The following pictures give you just a taste of the event which saw an army of medieval reenactors march and fight in chainmail and armour - an impressive feat in the scorching sun.
Following the battle itself, complete with stirring cavalry charges, arrow storms and hand to hand combat, I retired to the medieval fair and examined the wide range of replica and children’s weaponry on sale. I finally took refuge in the Wargames Illustrated tent where six assassins were hunting Simon de Montfort on a slightly smaller scale.
For more pictures of a wonderful day take a look at their facebook page.
For an account of the campaign and the battle try Campaign 285: Lewes and Evesham 1264-65.