Further Reading

The most useful and best referenced of the books on the battle is still that by Carpenter, 1987. This has been supplemented by an excellent account by Cox, which first presented the broad and simple structure for the battle which has now been confirmed and developed as a result of the newly discovered account, by Labordiere et al. Tony Spicer has also provided an alternative interpretation of the battle, published on the Simon de Montfort Society website. To access their web pages on Evesham CLICK HERE. However, the paper by Laborderie et al. has rendered all previous studies of the battle outdated to some degree.

  • Barrett, Charles Raymond Booth. Battles and Battlefields in England. London: Innes & Co., 1896. Somewhat bizarrely Brooke includes, in his book on Wars of the Roses battlefields, a short discussion of the battle of Evesham, despite its 13th century date.
  • Blaauw William, Henry, and Henry Pearson Charles. The Barons' War : including the battles of Lewes and Evesham. London: Bell and Daldy; [etc. etc.], 1871.
  • Brooke, Richard. Visits to Fields of Battle in England of the Fifteenth Century. London: John Russell Smith, 1857.
  • Burne, Alfred H. The battlefields of England. London: Greenhill Books, 1996.
  • Carpenter, David. The Battles of Lewes and Evesham 1264/65 (British Battlefield Series): Mercia Publications Ltd, 1987.
  • Chandler, David. A Guide to the Battlefields of Europe, 1989.
  • Clark, David. Battlefield Walks: Midlands, 1993.
  • Cox D. C. "The battle of Evesham in the Evesham chronicle." Historical Research, no. 62 (1989): 337-45.
  • Cox, D.C. The Battle of Evesham: a new account. Evesham: The Vale of Evesham Historical Society, 1988.
  • Daniell, David Scott. Battles and Battlefields, 1961.
  • Dodds, Glen Lyndon. Battles in Britain 1066-1746, 1996.
  • English Heritage. "Battlefield Report: Evesham, 1265." English Heritage, 1995.
  • Green, Howard. Guide to the battlefields of Britain and Ireland. London: Constable, 1973.
  • Guest, Ken, and Denise Guest. British Battles, 1996.
  • Kinross, John. Walking and Exploring The Battlefields of Britain. Newton Abbot [etc.]: David and Charles, 1988.
  • Laborderie, Olivier, J. R. Maddicott, and David A. Carpenter. "The last hours of Simon de Montfort : a new account." English Historical Review, no. 115 (2000): 378-412. This important article discusses a newly identified primary source. This identifies the site where Prince Edward's army rendezvoused prior to the battle, enabling a clear view as to the approach of his troops to the battlefield, which has previously been a matter of considerable dispute, and provides good evidence to enable the positioning of the deployments and of the direction of attack and of the rout.
  • Marix Evans, Martin. The Military Heritage of Britain & Ireland, 1998.
  • May, George. A descriptive history of the town of Evesham, from the foundation of its Saxon monastery: with notices respecting the ancient deanery of its Vale. Evesham: George May, 1845.
  • New, Herbert. A day at Evesham : the visitors' guide to its antiquities and other objects of interest. Evesham: W. & H. Smith, 1873.
  • Prothero, G. W. The life of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester : with special reference to the parliamentary history of his time. London: Longmans Green and Co., 1877.
  • Rayner, Michael. English Battlefields. Stroud: Tempus, 2004.
  • Rudge, E. J. A short account of the history and antiquities of Evesham. Evesham: Printed and sold by J. Agg, 1820.
  • Seymour, William. Battles in Britain 1066-1746, 1979.
  • Smurthwaite, David. The Complete Guide to the Battlefields of Britain. London: Michael Joseph, 1993.
  • The Simon de Montfort Society. The Last Hours of Simon de Montfort: A New Account, A Lion Occasional Paper. Evesham, undated. This provides a summary of the arguments and translation of the text in Laborderie 2000, including a map showing the site of Mosham Meadow.
  • Tindal, William. The History and Antiquities of the Abbey and Borough of Evesham, 1794.
  • Warner, Philip. British Battlefields: The Definitive Guide to Warfare in England and Scotland, 2002.
  • Young, Peter, and John Adair. From Hastings to Culloden. Kineton: The Roundwood Press, 1979.


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