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Map Position

This map shows the position of locations containing '1066, anderida' centered on Westfield in Sussex.

Map Logic

This map shows the area around Battle and Hastings in 1066.

Roman roads are shown as black lines, red lines show old Roman Ridge trackways and purple lines show theoretical Roman roads implied by village and road names.

The thickness of the road implies the width of the Roman metalled surface.

The sea level is shown raised by 5 metres to accomodate the high tide level changes since 1066, if you zoom into the map over Battle then you will see that the only routes out of the Hastings Peninsular are through Battle and Netherfield.


 
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Battle of Hastings - Reference - Quedam Exceptiones de Historia Normannorum et Anglorum

Quedam Exceptiones de Historia Normannorum et Anglorum was believed to have been written about 1101AD by a monk from Battle Abbey

 


Quedam Exceptiones de Historia Normannorum et Anglorum, this text for the Battle of Hastings 1066 was believed to have been written about 1101AD by a monk from Battle Abbey. Click HERE for the full text.

This text was translated by Kathleen Tyson who has also translated the Carmen de Triumpho_Normannico.


Crossing The Channel

Everything having been prepared, he set forth for England together with his fleet, propelled by a steadily blowing following wind, and landed at Peneuesel, where at once he restored the most strongly entrenched fortification and, entrusting it to his soldiers, he went to Hastings and there established another fortification.

Stamford Bridge

It happened at this time Harold was with his brother Tostig and Harald, nicknamed Hardrata, king of the Norwegians, above the Humber River; they were ambushed near the river; (Harold) killed all persons fighting with his brother.

Harold Marches South

And while he was returning from this slaughter he met a messenger on the way who revealed the fleet of the Normans had landed at Hastingas. And when he had heard, just as he was, still drenched in his brotherís blood, so under the same arms with a countless multitude of English and Danes he was impatient to meet up with the army of the Normans. Hastening to take them by surprise, riding through the night, he appeared impatient at the battlefield at dawn.

The Battle

The others pressed ahead nonetheless (so) battle was waged on both sides as if Harold had survived. And so the battle was prolonged until in the night William, by the aid of God, was made the victor.

English are Routed

Therefore, the enemy taking flight through the steeps of the mountains and the hollows of the valleys, an immense massacre of the English was accomplished by the Normans pursuing the fugitives until almost the middle of the night. The bravest is William, duke of the Normans, and he is now acclaimed king of England by his men. Eventually, torn from the slaughter of his enemies, he returned to the battlefield at midnight.



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)
The Spears of Andred
Find British Archaelogical Sites
Wealden Iron Research Group

 

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