On This Day

What Happened in August 1265

Historical Events

  • Aug 4 Battle of Evesham: English prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort the younger

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 4 Simon de Montfort the younger, English Earl of Leicester, dies in battle
  • Aug 4 Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, killed in the Battle of Evesham (b. 1223)