Sarah  Dawson

Staplehurst, United Kingdom

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Taken at the Battle of Hastings Re-enactment.

The Battle of Hastings reenactment is a yearly reenactment of the Battle of Hastings, held at Battle Abbey in Battle, East Sussex, UK, and drawing participants from around the world. It takes place every year on the weekend nearest the 14th October on the site of the historical battle. The event is run by English Heritage, which owns the site, and attended by several thousand people yearly. For many years it was an event for amateur groups of reenactors, but more recently has involved scenes by professional actors.

Every five or six years since 1984 it has been the site of major reenactments – 1984, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2006. At the 2000 reenactment, called “Hastings 2000”, about 1000 reenactors on foot, 100 cavalry and between 50 and 100 archers from 16 different countries took part. The 2006 event saw a much larger attendance than in 2000. A total of 3,400 reenactors registered, and about 2,000 people took part on each of the two days, watched by a total crowd of about 25,000 paying public. As such, it is believed to have been the largest pre-gunpowder reenactment ever held

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