One in the eye for Battle: Is field, two miles away, the REAL spot where King Harold met his end?Breaking News
It is one of the most decisive and famous battles ever fought on English soil.
The Battle of Hastings in 1066 – long accepted as taking place in the fields around Battle Abbey a few miles north of the Sussex seaside town – launched the Norman Conquest.
Generations of schoolchildren have been taught the story of how England's King Harold was killed by a Norman arrow through the eye – and thousands of visitors every year walk the famous battlefield.
But now the history books may have to be rewritten after a claim that the bloody encounter between the armies of Harold and William the Conqueror did not take place at Battle at all....
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