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Lecture - Seizing the high ground: An alternative location for the Battle of Hastings 19th Feb by John Grehan

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Seizing the high ground: An examination of the documentary and geographical evidence in support of an alternative location for the Battle of Hastings


A Lecture by John Grehan

19th February 2013


Hosted by

The Fusiliers Museum London

in the Officer's Mess of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

HM Tower of London


£25 (£20 Battlefields Trust members) including lunch and glass of wine.

 John Grehan is a professional military historian, having written or edited more than 300 books and magazine articles, covering a wide span of history from the Iron Age to the present conflict in Afghanistan. He is currently employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine. John lives in Sussex.

Based on early sources, the terrain of the battlefield and archaeological evidence John Grehan argue the traditional site of the Battle of Hastings is incorrect. Grehan, with Martin Mace, has authored a book on the subject entitled The Battle of Hastings 1066 - The Uncomfortable Truth: Revealing the True Location of England's Most Famous Battle.

If you would like to attend this lunchtime talk, please make a donation of £25 for each attendee (£20 for members of the Battlefields Trust) and email your name, contact number and any special requirements (dietary/mobility) to On receipt, email confirmation will be sent together with directions to the venue. If you have any questions, please ring 0207 387 6620. We look forward to welcoming you.

 Other lectures in 2013

29th Jan The First Blitz

19th March Military History of Magna Carta

17th April Jacobite rebellions

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The Battlefields Trust

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The Battlefields Trust aims to protect battlefields from insensitive development, provide a range of battle-related activities and information, liaise with other organisations with on common issues, and improve the interpretation and preservation of battlefields.

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