Explore and Discover Battle

David Clarke

History Walks
South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £75.00 + reasonable travel expenses
9th November 2019
Battle | 1066 Battle Of Hastings

The village of Battle did not exist before the battle. So synonymous with the Battle of Hastings, Battle’s history dates from the strategic crossroads of ancient ridge roads at the sign of ‘The old hoar apple tree’. Later, an Abbey was built to commemorate the Battle and this historic town began to develop. The Battle of Senlac or the Battle of Red Lake later became known as the Battle of Hastings. Today Caldbec Hill, Harold’s rendezvous point is crowned by a windmill, east of the A2100, on the road to Whatlington. The town is still dominated by the massive Abbey gatehouse and there are many old buildings, dating back from the 13th century. St Mary’s was restored in 1869 but dates in part from the 14th and 15th centuries. There is more to Battle than the battle and this talk will explore and discover the history of the town since its formation.

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About David Clarke

Whether it is a school talk, club meeting or group event, if you would like to find out a little more about the background to 1066, 1066 Harold's Way and other History Walks, David is an experienced and anecdotal speaker who will bring the history, walks and talks to life.

Talks will be tailored to meet your needs and fees, dates and presentation details will be discussed on enquiry.

David lives in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex and walks, talks and writes about walking, local history and all things 1066.

He considers his membership of CAMRA, The Inn Sign Society, The Ramblers and the Long Distance Walkers Association to be a perfect match for walking and is the author and creator of 1066 Harold’s Way, a 100 mile long distance walk inspired by King Harold’s epic march to the Battle of Hastings, 1066.

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