Battle of Hastings, Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex

Battle of Hastings, Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex
Photograph taken c1820 © Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: K021254

A painting of " The Battle of Hastings " c1820 by Frank W Wilkin (1791-1842). 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

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

battle war military attack defence people men clothing soldier norman english heritage reconstruction drawing painting medieval (1066 - 1484)