• Short Summary

    THIS WEEKEND MARKS THE 900TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS, WHICH SEALED THE NORMAN CONQUEST OF ENGLAND.

  • Description

    THIS WEEKEND MARKS THE 900TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS, WHICH SEALED THE NORMAN CONQUEST OF ENGLAND. YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AT HASTINGS, NOW A POPULAR SOUTH COAST HOLIDAY RESORT, A PAGEANT WAS HELD IN WHICH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DRESSED AS ENGLISH AND NORMANS RE-ENACTED THE CRUCIAL BATTLE.

    NOWADAYS THE BATTLEFIELD ON WHICH DUKE WILLIAM OF NORMANDY -- SOON TO BE KING WILLIAM THE FIRST OF ENGLAND -- EMERGED VICTORIOUS, IS A MEADOW VISITED ANNUALLY BY THOUSANDS OF TOURISTS. IN YESTERDAY'S "BATTLE", THE ENGLISH WERE STUDENTS FROM KENT UNIVERSITY AND THE NORMANS WERE STUDENTS FROM SUSSEX UNIVERSITY. LOCAL HORSEMEN IMPERSONATED THE CAVALRY. ANOTHER FEATURE OF THE PAGEANT -- TO QUOTE THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMME -- WAS "AN AUTHENTIC MEDIAEVAL JOUSTING DISPLAY IN SIX SPECTACULAR TOURNAMENTS."
    SPECTATORS INCLUDED M. JEAN DE BROFLIE, FRENCH SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, WHO EARLIER HAD UNVIELD A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE ON THE BATTLE SITE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2XOFOIHERXG456CY32ZSE1O9U
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XOFOIHERXG456CY32ZSE1O9U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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