‘The Death of de Montfort.’ Wood engraving by Edmund Evans. 3½ x 4 inches. Illustration in James Doyle’s A Chronicle of England, London: Longman, 1864, 251. Simon de Montfort’s death at the Battle of Evesham (1265). This image typifies Doyle’s powerful representation of medieval battles, evoking the violence and mayhem by accentuating the composition’s diagonals. Evans’s colour engraving, which reproduced the artist’s watercolour originals, endows the design with a gem-like vividness.

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Created 15 November 2023