King Harold and the roundabout

Traditionally it is believed that King Harald was killed on the spot where Battle Abbey now stands, but new evidence, promoted by Channel 4's Time Team, place his death in the Battle of Hastings at a mini roundabout on the A2100.

Time Team presenter Sir Tony Robinson said LIDAR was used to map the terrain of the battle, showing that the traditional site was too boggy for the use of cavalry, and was more likely to have occurred at a narrow pass which lies on today's A2100. "There is apparently no sense whatsoever in fighting the battle in the field below Battle Abbey which has always been designated and thought of as the site of the actual fighting," he said.