Battle of Hastings re-enacted 950 years after Norman conquest
More than a thousand soldiers simulated English history's most defining battle on the same site 950 years later on Saturday.
Swords clashed, arrows flew and maces swung as a group of chain-mail clad re-enactors played out the 1066 Battle of Hastings - a conflict which changed the face of England.
There were falconry and weaponry displays, historical lectures and living history camps for some 8,000 people attending the event, which also runs on Sunday.
In Battle, near Hastings on October 14 1066 the forces of Harold and Duke William "The Conqueror" of Normandy met.
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