Commemoration and Legacy

The Battle of Hastings is one of the most famous medieval battles in English history, one that is still definitely commemorated and remembered today. Remains of Norman castles can still be seen all over the country and even the English language has taken influence from the Norman invasion…


One way in which secured his dominance and legacy was with a castle building campaign - many of which can be seen today!

 

When William, Duke of Normandy, conquered England he brought the Norman / French language across with him.


In 1086 William commissioned a survey to record who owned the land. All the results were handwritten and compiled – creating Domesday Book!

 

The Battle of Hastings is one of the most famous conflicts in medieval England’s history. The legacy of the battle lived on for hundreds of years


 

See more on how the Battle of Hastings is remembered and commemorated nearly 1000 years on