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At Evesham on 4 August 1265 they found themselves cut off by the River Avon and Edward's advancing troops.
Edward had learnt of his plans and rapidly closed in on Montfort's forces.
Simon de Montfort arrived in Evesham at dawn on 4th August 1265.
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He now intended to join his son as he advanced from Kenilworth, and headed towards Evesham as a first step in this journey.
On 2nd August 1265, Montfort's forces left Hereford and crossed the Severn at Kempsey, where he learnt of the disaster at Kenilworth.
Simon escaped back to the castle with some of his forces, but a large amount of leading Montfortians were killed.
Young Simon and his followers were attacked by Edward in Kenilworth on 1st August 1265.
Even though Simon had failed to reach his father, Montfort managed to extricate himself from his position at Hereford.
He retreated to Worcester in order to defend the crossings over the Severn and the two forces joining together.
It was imperative that Edward's forces preventing the two Montfortian forces joining up.
Young Simon's forces arrived in Kenilworth on 31st July 1265.
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Hearing of his father's failure to reach Bristol, Simon began to march North slowly.
Young Simon's forces marched from London to Winchester, arriving on 18th July 1265.