1066 Battle of Hastings

Battle Abbey

In 1066, William the Conqueror vanquished King Harold in the Battle of Hastings and changed the course of English history and the English language.

These photographs were made in April, 2009.  Click on an image to view or download the full high-resolution photo.

Battle Abbey Gatehouse Battle Abbey Gatehouse Battle Abbey Gatehouse

The site of the battle Looking out over the all-too-peaceful battlefield  

The rear wall of the monk's dormitory The dormitory A door into the dormitory, lower level.

Interior of the dormitory, lower level. Beautiful rounded Norman arches.  

 
Interior of the dormitory, lower level. Dormitory ruin, taken from the site of the demolished abbey.   

 

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