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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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Tudor and Stuart Times: 1485-1714

Tudor and Stuart Times: 1485-1714

by Jo Kirkham With grateful acknowledgement to Dr. Graham Mayhew whose study of Rye provided much of the information. Rye in Tudor Times In Tudor Times, the traditional Cinque Ports Service of troop carrying was not as important as it had been previously, but it still went on, as did impressment for soldiers. But the … read more …

First posted in Invasion Coast, Rye Town History on 10th September 2009
Last updated: 3rd December 2012
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