The Battle of Hastings, October 14, 1066 and October 14 2006. An incredible and exciting array of colour and the clashing of steel. Saxon and Norman having at it once again with, unfortunately, an outcome already written and anticipated in the annals of history. Over 3,000 costumed knights and huscarls with all the trappings and weapons of the period could be seen at Battle Abbey. Lining up along the green sward where almost a thousand years ago good English blood coloured the soil. It was a stirring sight. Flags and banners waiving in the breeze. Taunts and gibes flying back and forth and then the onslaught of men washing higher and higher up the hill like the waves on Penvensey beach. History was made here. The Aenglisch may have lost but they learned enough about a weapon by the name of 'bow and arrow' to give back as good as they got a few hundred years later....and more....