Reenactment images courtesy of Peter Grant
Welcome to Battle Local History, a site bringing together the collections of historical knowledge of the town and district of Battle, East Sussex, site of arguably the most decisive battle ever fought on English soil: the Battle of Hastings. Our aim is to engage the public in researching and understanding the fascinating history of this famous town. The buttons below link to the writings of the Historical Society, the collections of the town museum, details of the events in 2016 to commemorate the 950th anniversary of William of Normandy's triumph over Harold's Saxon army, and to The History Bank, a wealth of historical research and expert comment on the themes of Battle's development over the centuries. It's more than just 1066...
THE LOCAL HISTORY OF BATTLE, EAST SUSSEX
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