Tag Archive for Sussex

Route 1066

Today in case you didn’t have it marked on your calendar, is the 946th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, that seminal point in English history when the French Duke William II of Normandy defeated King Harold II in a bloody battle on Senlac Hill here in Sussex and, as William the Conqueror, claimed the…

In Darkest Sussex

Today was one of those inspirationally fine mornings, the sort we haven’t had nearly enough of this summer here in England, and so acting on a fair-weather impulse I veered inland when I went out for my ride and headed up into the Weald. The term Weald, in case you’re not familiar with it, comes…