1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

In order to prepare for the 950th Anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings on the 15th &16th October, the battlefield will be temporarily out of bounds but will fully re-open on Friday 14th October. Don't forget to book your ticket for this fantastic event to guarantee entry. Click here for more details http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/battle-15-oct/

Guidebook: Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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 Battle Abbey Timeline

14 October 1066Battle of Hastings

After a bloody battle lasting over nine hours from dawn until dusk, William of Normandy defeats King Harold of England on a battlefield 8 miles from Hastings.

Find out more about the Battle of Hastings

25 December 1066A New King

William is crowned King of England at Westminster.

An imaginative portrait of William the Conqueror, painted in about 1560 by an unknown artist

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