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Battle of Hastings - The Alternative site for the Battle,
This review is from: The Battle of Hastings 1066 - The Uncomfortable Truth: Revealing the True Location of England's Most Famous Battle (Hardcover)
This book presents a thorough and well argued challenge to current convention on the site of the battle of Hastings, 14th October, 1066. The writers make their case that the true site of the battle is one mile to the north west of the current site on Caldbec Hill. They explore different types of evidence to enforce this challenge such as topographical considerations and features of the landscape referred to in written accounts of the battle, the dearth in archaeological material from and inadequacies of the current battle site for the strategic defensive stance of the English army.
On a side note the book provides a very useful overview of the differen historical schools of thought on aspects of the battle itself. It will be interesting to see whether this book brings a landmark shift in historical opinion on the site of the Battle of Hastings.
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Initial post: 2 Dec 2013 15:52:43 GMT
Good in parts - but only in parts.
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