19 March-26 March 2014 HASTINGS: THE BATTLE FOR ENGLAND 1066
HASTINGS: THE BATTLE FOR ENGLAND 1066
2 evening sessions
Hastings 1066: the place and date that every school child used to know, and one of the crucial turning points of British history! In the late 19th century, there was considerable scholarship and methodical research invested into the study of history. A consensus of opinion about many aspects of the Battle of Hastings was accepted and for the next century taught in schools throughout the British Empire. In recent decades, questions have been asked and further research undertaken, most recently by Time Team, who in December 2013 asserted that King Harold was not killed on the site of the high altar of Battle Abbey, but beside a busy local traffic roundabout… English Heritage was initially not amused, but will take the theory into consideration.