1066 Battle

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On 14 October 1066, the Normans and Anglo-Saxons fought a battle in East Sussex. The Normans won, and that marked the start of the Norman conquest in England. We took a train out of London to visit the battle site yesterday. There’s a nice indoor discovery centre on the site for the boys to watch a 15 minute video (they did it twice), look at the weapons used, and learn about the routes leading to the battle.

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We also went on the battle trail that led us through a lot of sheep grazing fields. It was eeky to walk through a lot of sheep poop! Plus it was raining that morning so the grass was mushy. I’m terrified of cows and sheep and I couldn’t wait to get out of the trail, lolz … The boys were happy exploring and listening to the audio guides as they went along. I think they learnt quite a bit about William (Norman) and Harold (English) yesterday!

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We had lunch at a rustic restaurant just outside the battle site. The jam, scones and bread tasted very good!

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