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The Battle of Hastings didn’t take place in Hastings.

The Battle of Hastings didn’t take place in Hastings.


The Battle of Hastings didn't take place in Hastings
It took place in a field seven miles from Hastings. That spot grew, after being founded as the commemorative Battle Abbey in 1095, into the appropriately name town of Battle
King Harold II of England is defeated by the Norman forces of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, fought on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, England.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle called it the battle "at the hoary apple tree". ... Some accounts of the battle indicate that the Normans advanced from Hastings to the battlefield, but the contemporary account of William of Jumièges places the Normans at the site of the battle the night before.

Just over two weeks before the Battle of Hastings in October 1066, William had invaded England, claiming his right to the English throne. ... In January 1066, King Edward died, and Harold Godwineson was proclaimed King Harold II. William immediately disputed his claim.

The Battle of Hastings

 In popular imagination 1066 is the date of the last successful invasion of England, the year in which William, Duke of Normandy, defeated England's Saxon army, killed the king, Harold, and seized the throne. The battlefield survives remarkably intact.

10,000
"Some 10,000 men died at the Battle of Hastings; there has to be a mass grave somewhere.

Beginning at 9am on 14 October 1066, the Battle of Hastings only lasted until dusk (around 6pm on that day). But although this might seem very short to us today — not least given the extent of the fight's historical significance — it was actually unusually long for a medieval battle

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