When I visited Evesham, in 1978, as I left the train station I hurried to catch up with a group of people who were walking ahead of me, intending to ask them directions. I called after them and as they turned toward me I saw that they were all blind.
Eight hundred years later, the site of Simon’s death is still a destination for pilgrims who believe in miracles.
There is an entire book, written in the decade after Simon’s death, cataloging the miracles attributed to Simon. It’s title is ‘The Chronicle of William de Rishanger, of the Barons’ War: The Miracles of Simon de Montfort’. ed. J.O. Halliwell, Camden Society, 1840.
As the suppressing power of the British Crown has faded, Simon might be recognized as a saint at last.