Hundred Years War

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’s Gates and Walls

Rye’s Gates and Walls

The Landgate Tower By the early 14th century, Rye was one of the most important ports on the South Coast, and with the start of the Hundred Years War with France, was very vulnerable to attack by raiding French warships. In 1339 the French attacked the town, and burnt 52 houses and a mill. It … read more …

First posted in Rye Buildings and Defences on 13th December 2009
Last updated: 7th December 2012
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Rye’s Harbour in Medieval TImes

Rye’s Harbour in Medieval TImes

With thanks to Winchelsea Community Office (www.winchelsea.net)  for the map showing medieval Rye Bay. Note that the  articles in this series are about the old port of Rye at the confluence of the Rother, Tillingham and Brede Rivers.  Rye Harbour is a separate community nearer the sea developed in the 19th century. Before Richard II … read more …

First posted in Rye's Harbour on 4th February 2009
Last updated: 28th November 2012
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