The Battle of Hastings 1066
The Uncomfortable Truth : Revealing the True Location of England's Most Famous Battle
Date of publication: October 2012
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The Battle of Hastings is the most defining event in English history. As such, its every detail has been analysed by scholars and interpreted by historians. Yet one of the most fundamental aspect of the battle – the place upon which it was fought – has never been seriously questioned, until now. Could it really be the case that for almost 1,000 years everyone has been studying the wrong location?
In this in-depth study, the authors examine the early sources and the modern interpretations to unravel the compulsive evidence that historians have chosen to ignore because it does not fit the traditional view of where the battle was fought.
Most importantly, the authors investigate the terrain of the battlefield and the archaeological data to reveal exactly where history was made.