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Posted on Monday 14th October
The battle led to the Norman conquest of England.
A committee has been set up to organize a series of events on the anniversary day in Battle, near Hastings. It is hoped that a member of the Royal family will attend on the day and help to commemorate the anniversary.
The programme of events is intended to include a memorial service for the Saxon and Normans who were killed during the battle, a military band and parade through Battle town centre, with a flag lowering ceremony at dusk.
Read Peter Marren's account of the Battle of Hastings in the free Warfare article, Nation in Conflict - the Battle of Hastings.
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by Peter Marren
If ever there was a year of destiny for the British Isles, 1066 must have a strong claim. What dramatic changes of fortune, heroic marches, assaults by land and sea took place that year. This book explains what really happened and why in what is arguably the 'best known' but worst understood battle in British history. Read more...
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