Re-live the atmosphere and tension more than 950 years on, as more than 1,066 Norman and Saxon soldiers clash in this special anniversary Battle of Hastings. Step foot in the encampments, see the displays, meet the falconers, and the cavalry. Have a go at archery and have fun in a kids battle, meet the authors, visit the medieval traders and perhaps try a pint of mead. Witness the action on the date that changed history and immerses yourself in medieval life. An action-packed and entertaining event for all the family.
The Battle of Hastings fought on 14 October 1066, is the most famous battle in English history. There is widespread consensus among historians that William the Conqueror founded Battle Abbey in penance for the bloodshed at the battle and to commemorate his great victory, on the very spot where he defeated King Harold. Recently it has been suggested, however, that the battle was not fought here. Several alternative locations have been put forward, including Crowhurst, about three miles south of Battle, and Caldbec Hill, about a mile to the north. Advocates of both sites claim that the Battle Abbey monks invented the association between their abbey and the battlefield, which first appears in the Chronicle of Battle Abbey, written in the late 12th century.
08:45 meet at Ibis London City Hotel, 5 Commercial St, E1 6BF (near Aldgate East Station); 09:00 departure; 11:30-17:00 Battle of Hastings (please buy tickets in advance from £3.51); 17:00 departure; 19:00 London, Aldgate East.
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Tour-Manager: Edward – 07828487388
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