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    Battle of Hastings 1066

    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.


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    The Battle of Hastings was not fought in Hastings it was fought in Battle.

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    Pardon??????

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    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-M...tle-Abbey.html
    Last edited by peoples10; 08-26-2005 at 01:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peoples10
    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-M...tle-Abbey.html


    http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfi...f-Hastings.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by peoples10
    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...

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    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/s...onProperty.170

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by finnerty
    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/s...onProperty.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/dlfi...f-Hastings.htm
    Last edited by peoples10; 08-26-2005 at 09:56 AM.

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    Smile New header?

    Maybe this discussion should be named The battle of Battle of the Battle of Hastings

    Good discussion with a happy ending though

    Yours

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