12 Oct 2008 - Canterbury, England
After the excitement of the previous day seeing Saxons and Normans in combat on the Battlefield of Hastings, I paid a penance for my glorying in violence and made my second pilgrimage to historic Canterbury.
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11 Oct 2008 - Battle (Battle of Hastings), England
The Battle of Hastings was fought on the morning of Saturday, 14th October 1066 and resulted in Norman control of England. The victory and subsequent Norman Conquest was pivotal for several reasons. It largely removed the native ruling class, replacing it with a foreign, French-speaking monarchy and aristocracy and transformed English language and culture.
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