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GEHFileBot
08-25-2005, 02:53 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile1677/Battle-of-Hastings-1066.htm>Battle of Hastings 1066</a></b><br><br>The place where 1066 Willem the concerer defeated and killed Harold Godwinson, the last Saxon King of England, and destroyed his army, opening England to the Norman conquest. <br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/213397hastings.jpg>

peoples10
08-25-2005, 02:54 PM
The Battle of Hastings was not fought in Hastings it was fought in Battle.

Captain Hornblower
08-25-2005, 04:04 PM
Pardon?????? :confused:

Steeefan
08-25-2005, 04:05 PM
I don't get it either.

peoples10
08-26-2005, 01:07 AM
What dont you get ,
I live here in Hastings and it was not fought here it was fought in battle in a place called battle abbey.

http://www.1066online.com/HASTINGS-MAIN/Places-to-Visit/visit-sussex/Battle-Abbey.html

peoples10
08-26-2005, 01:35 AM
What dont you get ,
I live here in Hastings and it was not fought here it was fought in battle in a place called battle abbey.

http://www.1066online.com/HASTINGS-MAIN/Places-to-Visit/visit-sussex/Battle-Abbey.html



http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile5417/Battle-of-Hastings.htm

Captain Hornblower
08-26-2005, 04:02 AM
What dont you get ,
Because I didn't know that there is a town in Sussex called Battle (it's even not in the German wikipedia entry of the Battle of Hastings). Without knowing this, your statement doesn't make sense.

Anyway, the historical name of this battle is Battle of Hastings. The Battle of Waterloo didn't also happen in Waterloo, but it was named so...

finnerty
08-26-2005, 04:19 AM
The picture in the .kmz seems to show the coastline where William the Conqueror landed...I've heard, though, that the rates of erosion in the Devonian chalk cliffs in this region are so significant that the actual point of landing should now be located a bit offshore.

As for the location of the actual fighting, this link might shed some light:
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/conProperty.170

Cheers,
Steve

peoples10
08-26-2005, 09:42 AM
The picture in the .kmz seems to show the coastline where William the Conqueror landed...I've heard, though, that the rates of erosion in the Devonian chalk cliffs in this region are so significant that the actual point of landing should now be located a bit offshore.

As for the location of the actual fighting, this link might shed some light:
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/conProperty.170

Cheers,
Steve

Here is the location ive uploaded the overlay of battle where the 2 swords cross is where the Battle took Place
http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile5417/Battle-of-Hastings.htm

RKR
08-26-2005, 11:28 AM
Maybe this discussion should be named The battle of Battle of the Battle of Hastings ;)

Good discussion with a happy ending though

Yours