October 12, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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In 1066, there was a famous battle on the south coast of England called the Battle of Hastings and on Saturday 12th October we will be going back in time to see what live was like leading up to the battle.
Unfortunately the re-enactment has been called off this year, but everything else around it is still going on.
About the day
When English Saxon King Harold and William, Duke of Normandy, in France led their troops into battle for the crown of England, the year of 1066 became one of the most important dates in English history. You can read more about the original battle in 1066 here...
William, the Duke of Normandy won the battle in 1066 and became king of England, changing the country forever. Even today, 29% of the words in the Oxford English Dictionary have a French origin.
We will visit the battlefield and immerse yourselves in the atmosphere of Norman life by wandering through an authentic market and enjoy living history demonstrations including chain mail and weaponry production and medieval falconry. We will also visit Battle Abbey.
Entry cost is £7.80 per person or free for English Heritage members.
We will be aiming to get the 10am train and the journey takes about 1h 40mins. GroupSave Train tickets are £13.45 each.
Look out for the group sign at the station:
Look forward to seeing you there.
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