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by Cynric the cynical
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 78
Views: 13302

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

Why doesn't everyone go back to first principles and go back to the pictorial representation of the engagements. Yes, I said "engagements". IMHO ( how often have we seen that acronym and just wanted to strangle the person who wrote it?), there were, according to the Tapestry, two engagemen...
by Cynric the cynical
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 78
Views: 13302

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

[quoteEnglish Heritage quote historical sources to say the following: "The Benedictine ... Despite the unsuitable location on top of a narrow, waterless ridge and objections from the first monks, William insisted that the high altar of the abbey church be placed to mark where Harold had been ki...
by Cynric the cynical
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 78
Views: 13302

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

[quoteEnglish Heritage quote historical sources to say the following: "The Benedictine ... Despite the unsuitable location on top of a narrow, waterless ridge and objections from the first monks, William insisted that the high altar of the abbey church be placed to mark where Harold had been ki...
by Cynric the cynical
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 78
Views: 13302

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

" That is interesting. If the Hastings Archaeology group did indeed dismiss any discussion of alternative theories about the battle site, that suggests that they are not very serious or professional archaeologists, just some amateurs interested in the history!" I think it's because I don't...
by Cynric the cynical
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 78
Views: 13302

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

Nick Austin's idea that William landed in the Hastings area to upset Harold is a good one considering the manors were mostly "owned" by said Saxon. Pevensey seems to have been "invasion route one" in ancient times The Saxons invaded in this area circa AD481 (written reports), the...
by Cynric the cynical
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 78
Views: 13302

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

seahermit wrote :- "- there are several contending sites put forward by different researchers but the one near Crowhurst seems to be a favourite." This is what got me interested in the whole shebang! But Nick's theory has a few problems. 1. Bulverhythe creek would be difficult to get 700 s...
by Cynric the cynical
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 78
Views: 13302

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

English Heritage's claim that Battle Abbey was the place that Harold was killed rests on some really dodgy evidence. The presiding Abbot in 1152 ( one Walter de Luci) was having words with the Bishop of Chichester over the status of Battle Abbey ( Royal Peculiar) so Walter forged a document known as...
by Cynric the cynical
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 78
Views: 13302

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

Hi all, This is my first post so be gentle with me. Browsing through this topic I've seen some real schoolboy howlers and felt I had to put pen to paper as it were. Canute the Great was Danish. He ruled the Danelaw area of England before being invited by the nobles that was the Witan to take over th...

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