28 April 2006

Battle Abbey

The Battle of Hastings was, interestingly, not fought at the Sussex beachfront town of Hastings at all, but many miles inland at the site of the town now known as Battle. At that sight, William the Conqueror founded a magnificent Abbey in 1070, with the altar stone at the precise point where King Harold fell.

This photo is taken from the lower level of the Monks' Dormitory Range, in the Monk's Common room. A very moving place to visit.

You can find more information at English Heritage's Battle Abbey website.

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