The project is just one part of English Heritage’s programme – ‘1066: Year of the Normans’ – to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings next year.
Kate Mavor, English Heritage’s Chief Executive, said: “The Battle of Hastings was a decisive hinge on which English history turned, defining the country’s political, social and geographical landscape for centuries to come. English Heritage will mark the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest with an exciting programme of events and activities throughout the year. Central to this will be our re-presentation of the most famous battlefield in England.”
This year’s re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings will take place on Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 October. For more details about it and 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/battleabbey
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