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Battle of Evesham (1265)

In 1258, English nobleman Simon de Montfort joined other barons in forcing King Henry III to accept the Provisions of Oxford—often considered England’s first written constitution—which limited the power of the monarchy. When Henry renounced the Provisions, Montfort led a force against him, defeating the royalist army at the Battle of Lewes and becoming England’s de facto ruler. Less than a year later, he was killed by Henry’s son Edward at the Battle of Evesham. What happened to his body? More… Discuss

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