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Hastings – 1066 & archery volleys

The Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October 1066. It was decisive in the Norman Conquest of England. The protagonists were the Norman army led by the Duke William II of Normandy and the English army of King Harold II. The battle took place at Senlac Hill, approximately 6 miles northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex. Harold II was killed in the battle with an arrow in the eye, without their king, the English shield wall spread and its soldiers fled. William gained control of England, becoming its first Norman ruler as King William I.

The famous Bayeux Tapestry depicts the events before and during the battle. Battle Abbey in East Sussex was subsequently built on the site of the conflict.
Source: wiki

Watch these fearsome archery volleys !!!

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