Hastings 2016 to offer "more action than a Hollywood blockbuster"

Mark your calendars. Re-enactors will return to Battle Abbey on 14 October 2016 for the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

After several years of rain and damage to the site, English Heritage has given the go ahead for 400 garbed re-enactors to gather on at Battle Abbey for a two-day weekend of fierce fighting, complete with horses. Lydia Tickner, from English Heritage, said it would have "more action than a Hollywood blockbuster".