It has been 950 years since the Battle of Hastings between the Norman-French army of William, Duke of Normandy, and English army under of Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England.
To commemorate the great battle of 1066, a group of historical re-enactors embarked on a three week 1066 march, organised by English Heritage. Beginning at Clifford's Tower in York on 25 September, participants travelled by foot and on horseback, all dressed in traditional medieval dress, following the journey King Harold made to fight in the battle. In the final week of the journey, the group of re-enactors made their way through central London into Kent and through the Weald to East Sussex, before arriving for the annual re-enactment in Battle, East Sussex.
In an interview with the Associated Press, re-enactor Nigel Amos described the journey as a "tribute to King Harold and all of the warriors of 1066 because they are what made this country". Preparations are now underway before the re-enactment begins on 15-16 October. IBTimesUK takes a look at some of the best pictures so far:
This article was first published
on October 14, 2016