THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS


One of the highlights of our year is the annual commemoration of the Battle of Hastings  a truly international event which attracts combatants from all over the world.Thousands of visitors watch as the the story of the battle unfolds!


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The Norman conroi


The Normans imported many Iberian horses famed for their courage! Here a Crusados Spanish horse attacks the English lines followed by a Luisitano from modern day Portugal.

The Norman cavalry training.Battle fields were carnage as the Tapestry itself attests to! William lost three horses from under him during the battle.At one point William had to remove his helmet to prove to his forces he was still alive.

Not all Cavalry formations are straight forward!
Riding with a spear and kite shield means we must re-balance ourselves so our horses do their best.



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