The re-enactment of the Battle of Evesham will return this weekend at the town's Crown Meadow. 

Events will be taking place across Saturday and Sunday (August 6 and 7). The re-enactment always takes place on the first weekend in August as the original battle took place on August 4. 

A spokesperson for the re-enactment said: "Travel back to 1265 with re-enactments groups from all over the country who will entertain you with various demonstrations of medieval living.

"The free-to-attend event, takes place in the Heart of Evesham, featuring a medieval festival and camp with life demonstrations of cookery, weapons and medicine, plus the main battle re-enactment.
"Thousands of residents and visitors are expected to attend, to experience life in the 13th century and witness a battle which was instrumental in leading to the democracy we know today.

"The action-packed weekend will include hundreds of re-enactors fighting ‘to the death' on both days."

The Battle of Evesham Grand Parade, with mounted knights in full armour will wind its way through the town on Saturday.

Visitors to Evesham Crown Meadow can watch medieval musicians and dancing at the camp, along with craftsmen demonstrations and medieval cookery.

There will be displays of 13th Century medicine, weapon demonstrations and the chance to see a mini Trebuchet in action.

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In addition, next to the camp, there will be falconry and equestrian displays, treasure trails and children’s activities.

Various stalls and food outlets will be selling a range of dishes and snacks plus there will be a licensed bar.

The Battle of Evesham took place on August 4, 1265.

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A spokesperson for the re-enactment added: "The Battle of Evesham was one of the most important English conflicts of the mid-13th century, and was by far the bloodiest of the Second Barons' War - with around 5,000 soldiers killed in one day on Evesham's streets and in the surrounding countryside. 

"Simon de Montfort's representative parliament survived the 'Murder of Evesham', but with a royal figurehead - it is now called the House of Commons."