Hastings, Battle of

Hastings, Battle of

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  • Hastings, Battle of — (Oct. 14, 1066) Battle that ended in the defeat of Harold II of England by William, duke of Normandy, and established the Normans as rulers of England. On his deathbed Edward the Confessor had granted the English throne to Harold, earl of Wessex …   Universalium

  • HASTINGS, BATTLE OF —    fought on 14th October 1066, on Senlac Hill, 6 m. NW. of Hastings (where now stands the little town of Battle), between William, Duke of Normandy and Harold II., King of England; victory rested with the Normans, and Harold was slain on the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Hastings — /hay stingz/, n. 1. Thomas, 1860 1929, U.S. architect. 2. Warren, 1732 1818, British statesman: first governor general of India 1773 85. 3. a seaport in E Sussex, in SE England: William the Conqueror defeated the Saxons near here on Senlac Hill… …   Universalium

  • battle — battle1 battler, n. /bat l/, n., v., battled, battling. n. 1. a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo. 2. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Hastings (disambiguation) — Hastings is a town in the United Kingdom, near the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.Hastings may also refer to:PlacesIn Australia: * Port Macquarie Hastings Council, New South Wales * Hastings, Victoria In Barbados: * Hastings, Barbados, in… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle (East Sussex) — Battle Abbey in Battle Battle ist ein Ort mit rund 6.000 Einwohnern im District Rother in der Grafschaft East Sussex, England, ca. 8 km von Hastings entfernt. Nachbarstädte sind Hastings im Südosten und Bexhill on Sea im Süden. Die Stadt wurde an …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hastings 2006 — was a major reenactment of the Battle of Hastings which took place on October 14 15, 2006.It was staged on the site of the original battle in the grounds of Battle Abbey, near the town of Battle, East Sussex.Building on the success of Hastings… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle Abbey — (actually named St. Martin s Abbey) is a partially ruined abbey complex in the small town of Battle in East Sussex, England.In 1070 Pope Alexander II ordered the Normans to do penance for killing so many people during their conquest of England.… …   Wikipedia

  • Hastings 2000 — was a major re enactment of the Battle of Hastings which took place on the 14th and 15th October 2000.It was staged on the site of the original battle near the town of Battle, East Sussex.Unlike the previous major re enactments of the battle in… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle Abbey — • Founded by William the Conqueror on the site of the Battle of Senlae or Hastings (1066) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Battle Abbey     Battle Abbey      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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