Battle Abbey

Despite being born and brought up about 20 miles away, I’d never visited Battle Abbey, and I dragged the folks there on Saturday.

The Benedictine abbey was built on the site of the Battle of Hastings. Following the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII, the abbey became a private house, and is now a school.

On a beautiful summer’s day, it was incredible to think that such a savage battle had taken place on Senlac Hill

…and England fell under the Norman yoke (OK, OK…I know it wasn’t that simple).