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De Montfort memorial in Abbey Park, Evesham
 
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De Montfort memorial and tower of the Abbey church
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The de Montfort Memorial

A monument to Simon de Montfort was erected in the Abbey Park, Evesham, in 1965. Its inscription reads:

HERE WERE BURIED THE REMAINS OF
SIMON DE MONTFORT, EARL OF LEICESTER
PIONEER OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT WHO WAS
KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF EVESHAM ON AUGUST 4th 1265

THIS STONE BROUGHT FROM HIS BIRTHPLACE THE
CASTLE OF MONTFORT-LAMAURY IN FRANCE WAS
ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THE SEVEN HUNDREDTH
ANNIVERSRY OF HIS DEATH

UNVEILED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
AND DEDICATED BY
HIS GRACE THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
ON THE 18th DAY OF JULY 1965

 

   
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