Evesham ēv´shəm, ē´vĭshəm [key], 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 Montfort , leader of the revolt against Henry III, was killed in 1265 during the battle of Evesham.
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