Battle Abbey © Tony Hisgett
Battle Abbey © Tony Hisgett

This market town of Battle is on the site of the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066 between William Duke of Normandy and the Saxon King Harold. The Battle of Hastings was so significant it completely changed the course of English history.

Later, King William, The Conqueror, built Battle Abbey as penance for the slaughter in the conflict. Today you can visit the site of the 1066 battle, the Abbey and battlefield which is all managed by English Heritage.

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