No battle at Battle? New site suggested for the Battle of Hastings
This week a new site for the Battle of Hastings in 1066 was put forward by amateur historian and archaeologist Nick Austin. The new site, which lies on the western side of the ridge that surrounds Hastings, is around three miles from the invasion camp of William the Conqueror and two miles nearer Hastings than previously thought. The site is confirmed by the discovery of a crossbow where Harold is thought to have made this last stand.
Austin has spent the last twelve years researching where the battle took place, until now thought to be located at Battle – the town named after the most famous early medieval battle in history. Does Austin’s theory carry any weight?