An occasional blog about natural history, travel, books and writing ... and anything else that catches my attention.
Wednesday, 7 February 2007
The Battle of Hastings
More from Humphrey Lyttleton's introduction to the town of Hastings in I'm sorry I haven't a clue. Once again, I wish I'd written these lines.
Hastings joined with Romney, Hythe, Dover and Sandwich to form a brotherhood of coastal towns in 1067. Intending to defend England from any cross-Channel invasion, they took the crest of a running horse rampant and stable door bolted.