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Norman and Medieval Times: 1066-1485

Norman and Medieval Times: 1066-1485

by Jo Kirkham 1066 King Edward the Confessor died on 5 January 1066 and Harold was crowned King on 6 January 1066. William the Conqueror landed at Pevensey with 400 large and 1000 small ships on 28th September 1066. This area of coast between Rye and Hastings and inland to include Brede (the Manor of … read more …

First posted in Featured, Invasion Coast on 8th October 2014
Last updated: 9th October 2014
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Rye Parish Church

Rye Parish Church

With particular thanks to Jo Kirkham, Welcome to St Mary the Virgin Rye: 1289-1989 ( Parish Church Council of St Mary the Virgin, Rye).  The Early Years The hill on which Rye stands has been dominated by the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin for nearly 900 years as many an artist has shown. The … read more …

First posted in Featured, Rye Buildings and Defences on 3rd November 2009
Last updated: 23rd May 2013
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The Saxons, Vikings and Danes (4th C to 1066)

The Saxons, Vikings and Danes  (4th C to 1066)

by Jo Kirkham The Dark Ages In the late 4th century, the Romans had brought in mercenaries and their families to bolster the defence of Britain when the legions were being withdrawn. By the mid 5th century, they had been joined by further waves of Germanic immigrants. Some were invited by the British to help … read more …

First posted in Invasion Coast on 6th September 2009
Last updated: 27th November 2012
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