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Evesham(ēv`shəm, ē`vĭshəm), town (1991 pop. 15,069), Worcestershire, W central England, on the Avon River. Evesham is the center of the Vale of Evesham, known for its market gardens. It is also a popular summer resort. Simon de MontfortMontfort, Simon de, earl of Leicester,
1208?–1265, leader of the baronial revolt against Henry III of England. Early Life
He was born in France, the son of Simon de Montfort, leader of the Albigensian Crusade.
..... Click the link for more information. , leader of the revolt against Henry III, was killed in 1265 during the battle of Evesham.
a town in W central England, in W Worcestershire, on the River Avon: scene of the Battle of Evesham in 1265 (Lord Edward's defeat of Simon de Montfort and the barons); centre of the Vale of Evesham, famous for market gardens and orchards. Pop.: 22 179 (2001)