1066 anniversary: Battle of Hastings re-enactment

Battle of Hastings re-enactment at Battle Abbey. Photo by Frank Copper. SUS-151210-072113001
Battle of Hastings re-enactment at Battle Abbey. Photo by Frank Copper. SUS-151210-072113001
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Around 1,066 re-enactors will take to the battlefield today (Saturday October 15) and Sunday for the 950th anniversary Battle of Hastings re-enactment.

The two mighty Saxon and Norman armies will once again square up at Battle Abbey for the ever-popular event.

The armies will include a group of re-enactors who travelled to Battle on foot and horseback from York, following in the footsteps of Saxon King Harold.

Visitors are invited to step foot in the encampments, see the displays, meet the falconers, and the cavalry.

There will also be a chance to have a go at archery and have fun in a kids battle, visit the medieval traders and try a pint of mead.

However if you haven’t managed to get your ticket for the event, then you are in for a disappointment as tickets for both days have sold out.

A gallery of photos taken at the re-enactment will appear on the Observer website, and a selection in Friday’s paper.

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