Friday, 14 October 2016

950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

Today re-enactments and celebrations will take place at Hastings to celebrate England's most famous battle when William the Conqueror seized the crown from King Harold in 1066.

Did you know:

The actual battle took place in a field 7 miles from Hastings.  The field is now a town called Battle.

It is believed that Harold didn't die from an error to the eye but from battle wounds inflicted on the battlefield.

King Harold had only been on the throne 9 months when he was killed at the Battle.

Ivo Taillefer who was William's minstrel killed the first Saxon in battle.

No-one really knows where Harold is buried but his alleged grave is at Waltham Abbey.

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