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New evidence for Battle of Hastings site considered

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New evidence for Battle of Hastings site considered

Postby Rowan » Wed January 29th, 2014, 5:20 pm

It's not a huge distance from the current site, so I'd say it's plausible. I mean I doubt that when all was said and done, William put a marker of some kind on the exact spot where Harold died and said, "Built exactly on this spot."

New evidence that questions the traditional site of King Harold's death during the Battle of Hastings is being considered by English Heritage.

Battle Abbey in East Sussex is said to stand on the spot where King Harold died when the English army was routed by the Normans in 1066.

But Channel 4's Time Team claims he fell on the site of what is now a mini roundabout on the A2100.

Abbey curator Roy Porter said the theory would be taken into account.

English Heritage runs 1066 tours of the traditional site of the Battle of Hastings but the actual location has been disputed before.

Nick Austin, author of Secrets Of The Norman Invasion, claimed in 2011 that King Harold was defeated by William the Conqueror two miles away in Crowhurst.

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