1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

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The Battle of Hastings

Each year, we relive the decisive moments of 1066 in a grand reenactment, held on the very spot where the original battle was fought. Taking place annually on the weekend closest to 14 October, the anniversary of the battle, the event attracts scores of visitors and reenactors from all over England and Europe. With family activities aplenty, and entertainment from falconry displays to combat demonstrations, it's an epic festival weekend for all ages.

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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.

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