So let Bat­tle com­mence! 1066 re­lived

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY KAREN ROCK­ETT

THE leg­endary Bat­tle of Hast­ings is be­ing com­mem­o­rated this week­end in a two-day event watched by thou­sands of spec­ta­tors.

More than 600 sol­diers yes­ter­day recre­ated the de­ci­sive show­down where Sax­ons were de­feated by in­vad­ing Nor­mans on Oc­to­ber 14, 1066.

The event, which con­tin­ues to­day on the 952nd an­niver­sary, has been or­gan­ised by English Her­itage at Bat­tle Abbey in East Sus­sex – the site of the bloody con­flict.

Vis­i­tors can visit camps to see what life was like for the armies of Harold and Wil­liam and watch fal­conry and archery.

Events man­ager Diane Evans said: “It is re­liv­ing the most im­por­tant bat­tle in English his­tory.”

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