Lewes and Evesham 1264–65

Simon de Montfort and the Barons' War

Lewes and Evesham 1264–65 cover

Lewes and Evesham 1264–65

Simon de Montfort and the Barons' War

Quantity
In stock
£11.19 RRP £15.99 Website price saving £4.80 (30%)

Description

At the crescendo of the Second Barons' War were the battles of Lewes and Evesham. It was an era of high drama and intrigue, as tensions between crown and aristocracy had boiled over and a civil war erupted that would shape the future of English government. In this detailed study, Richard Brooks unravels the remarkable events of the battles of Lewes and Evesham, revealing the unusually tactical nature of the fighting, in sharp contrast to most medieval conflicts which were habitually settled by burning and ravaging. At Lewes, Simon de Montfort, the powerful renegade leader of the Baronial faction, won a vital victory, smashing the Royalist forces and capturing Henry III and Prince Edward. Edward escaped, however, to lead the Royalist armies to a crushing victory just a year later at Evesham. Using full colour illustrations, bird's-eye views and detailed maps to generate an arresting visual perspective of the fighting, this book tells the full story of the battles of Lewes and Evesham, the only pitched battles to be fought by English armies in the mid-13th century.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing plans/The campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Further reading/Index

Product details

Published 20 Jul 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472811509
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 47 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 285
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Illustrator

Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

Resources

Discover More

Visit our exclusive member's website to see artwork, maps, and more from this book.

Resources

Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases

Free UK delivery for orders £30 and over