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SENLAC, THE SUSSEX HILL WHERE THE LAND OF ENGLAND CHANGED HANDS

SENLAC, THE SUSSEX HILL WHERE THE LAND OF ENGLAND CHANGED HANDS

The site of the great contest often inaccurately called the battle of Hastings, fought on Saturday, October 14, 1066, was apparently without a name, and the Normans gave it one - Senlac (sang lac: blood lake) afterwards. William had landed at Bulverhithe, near Pevensey, on September 28, and moved with his army to Hastings. There he stayed till the day of battle, when he marched out, climbed Telham Hill, led his men down into the vale and up the opposite face to the Saxon wall of men and interlocked shields

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