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Looking towards Senlac Hill

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Looking towards Senlac Hill

Senlac Hill near Battle is the site of 'The Battle Of Hastings' 1066 East Sussex, England. Harold II was killed in this battle and the English became disorganized allowing the Normans to win the battle.
It was originally known in English as Santlache 'Sandy Stream' which the Normans punned into Sanguelac 'Blood Lake' which was then shortened to Senlac. Senlac Hill was 275 feet above sea level, before the top of the ridge was leveled off to create Battle Abbey.



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Wonderful ! I love hostorical things.

5 Oct, 2009

 

Whats in a name?....often there is an awful lot of history. I love hearing about place names and the origins. Thanks.

6 Oct, 2009

 

Thank you for the historical.
I also like history facts, places and personalities

22 Oct, 2009



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