The warning to Harold and his return to Sussex in 1066AD

Anglo Saxon
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Map Position

This map shows the position of locations containing '' centered on Rugby in .

Map Logic

This map shows the Roman roads across the country, that King Harold's Coastal warning system may have taken to warn the Saxons of the landing of Duke William in Sussex 1066AD. It also shows the routes that the Fyrd would have taken to meet up with Harold on the way to the Battle of Hastings


 
 

This map shows the Roman roads across the country, that King Harold's Coastal warning system may have taken to warn the Saxons of the landing of Duke William in Sussex 1066AD. It also shows the routes that the Fyrd would have taken to meet up with Harold on the way to the Battle of Hastings.

Because of the above argument it would seem likely that Harold would have come down the London to Lewes road, cut through the forest of Andredsweald via the old ridgeway track from Crowborough to Netherfield, which would have made it more difficult for William to track his progress.



External References in no particular order :-
Original Manuscripts of the Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Online Anglo Saxon dictionary
Online Etymology dictionary
Open Domesday Book - The first free online copy of the Domesday Book
The Ermine Street Guard Roman re-enactment and research Society
The "Kent A" cadastre - page 5 - Peterson 2002
Archaeologia Cantiana Online
Romney Marsh Research Trust
Romney Marsh the Fifth Continent
VillageNet the reference guide to villages in Kent & Sussex
Global warming Flood Maps
The Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Google Maps - the core of the system
GeoPlaner - Useful site for plotting map data
Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars 55BC(Books 4 & 5)
Wikipedia - Caesar's invasions of Britain
Wikipedia - Portus Istus
The Geography of Claudius Ptolemy (Bill Thayers)
Roman Britain.org
Runetree Beowulf
Bayeux Tapestry Online
The Secrets of the Norman Invasion
Chronicles of John of Worcester
Battle Historic Society
Binsted village website(Mearcredesburnan Steðe)

 

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Author: Simon M       Document Created: 2017-03-30
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps