Molly the Fox at King Harold Day

We’ve heard today that Molly the Fox will be joining us at King Harold Day.

Jenny, who brought her animals along last year, says that she will be coming on Saturday 13 October and will be carrying Molly.   She says that Molly is really friendly.   We’re sure all our visitors will like to meet her.

This picture is of Jenny with another fox last year.

Published in: on September 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Anniversary of Battle of Stamford Bridge

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.

King Harold II, Harold Godwinsson, was victorious in this great battle, which followed an heroic dash north when news was heard that Harald Hardrada and Tostig, (King Harold’s brother), had landed and were making for York.

The northern earls lost to the Vikings at Fulford on 20th September, but when Harald Hardrada and Tostig went to Stamford Bridge to receive hostages, they were surprised by King Harold and defeated, with both Harald Hardrada and Tostig being killed.

We send our good wishes to our friends at Stamford Bridge on this special day. 

Senlac Hill or Crowhurst – Where was the battle fought!

Today we came across a new-to-us website, which looks of great interest to those interested in King Harold II, the last Anglo Saxon King of England.   It is called Secrets of the Norman Invasion, and is all about a suggested alternative Sussex site of the Norman invasion and battlesite.   It says:-

“This blog is to keep people up to date with what is happening at the investigations that are taking place in Crowhurst and at Upper Wilting Farm, where the Normans landed and fought the most famous battle in history.   This unique heritage site is World Heritage Site potential, now under threat again from the development of the A259 link road.

Archaeological investigation is taking place at the site, and a large number of artefacts have been found.   The site is threatened by a proposed road development.   There is also a book called   The Secrets Of The Norman Invasion   by Nick Austin.

Here’s the link to the website.