In 1264, England's King Henry III refused to honor an agreement given to his barons, thus initiating the Battle of Lewes and prompting the creation of Parliament. Now an archaeological dig is underway to locate the site of the historic battle.
Experts are using metal detectors to scour the area around Landport Bottom in Sussex in search of artifacts linked to the battle. In addition, three trenches will be dug with the goal of finding more evidence. The project is being undertaken in preparation for the 750th anniversary of the event in 2014.