BATTLE of HASTINGS

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BATTLE of HASTINGS

The Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October 1066.  It is one of the most famous dates, and probably the most famous battle, in British history, when the invading Normans under William the Conqueror beat the English (Saxons) led by King Harold.  The battle actually took place several miles north of Hastings adjacent to and within where the pleasant little town of Battle now is. Though the precise location of the battle has been much debated, wandering through the traditional site is worthwhile - and very pleasant when the weather's fine.

The battlefield of 1066 is managed by English Heritage alongside Battle Abbey, which was built as a penance and memorial afterwards.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Battle Abbey
High Street
Battle
County
East Sussex
Post Code
TN33 0AE
Main Historic Period
Norman
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Bateman's, Bodiam Castle
Primary Management
English Heritage

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