Sunday, May 9, 2010
1066 Battle of Hastings - the most important battle in English history.....King Harold was killed, his weakened forces were routed and William the Conqueror became King of England - the Saxon England disintegrated .
Lynne and our blue badge guide, Wilt, put so much enthusiasm and effort into planning our trip to follow the path taken by Harold and William leading up to the famous battle. We visited Pevensey Bay and imagined ships arriving from the French shoreline prepared for the invasion. We climbed to Hastings Castle to get a feel for the cliff side advantage the location provided. We toured the grounds of the Battle of Hastings Battlefield and the Abbey. Our last stop included "creamed tea" at Pevensey Castle Tea Room and then a walk around the ancient ruins.
The weather was beautiful and the sky was clear. Everyone seemed to enjoy another great trip out of the city!