Battle of Hastings, Battle, East Sussex

Battle of Hastings, Battle, East Sussex
Photograph taken 2000 © Peter Dunn. Source Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: J000011

This is a reconstruction drawing of the Battle of Hastings. It shows the Normans charging through to Harold and his personal troops. On the 14th of October 1066, Duke William of Normandy defeated King Harold of England at the battle of Hastings. William's triumph, and his subsequent coronation as King William I (1066-87), marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. Society became bound by ties of feudal loyalty, leading to a greater concentration of power in royal hands, while the development of common law had consequences that still affect our lives today, after nearly 1,000 years. Find out more.

Location

East Sussex Battle

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

battle war military attack defence people men clothing soldier norman english heritage reconstruction drawing