After the pouring rain of earlier in the week, the glorious weather over 9th/10th October at Battle Abbey, Sussex, for the annual re-enactment was incredible. In fact it got too hot!
I did notice very few people were cheering for the Normans again this year. Definite 'boos', while 'Godwineson! Godwineson! Godwineson!' was very distinctly heard.
As ever, of course, the Normans won. :-( Boo! Hiss!
I met so many lovely people - couldn't possibly name you all. Paula & Connor especially though, and I had a chance to chat to Robert Cronin who has posted a topic for debate on my Let's Talk of History & Kings blog.
I also met Daphne & her husband from the USA - Daphne was traveling to Nottingham on the Monday (yesterday as I write this) to meet up with author Elizabeth Chadwick, so she was on a bit of an "authors tour". Fabulous to talk to you Daphne, & I hope the rest of your trip goes well! Safe journey home & stay in touch!
The weekend was very tiring - standing most of the day and getting up & down that hill is hard work ( to add to my dodgy hip I had slightly twisted my ankle as well). Tiring but oh so very worth while!
At one point on the Sunday afternoon - just as I was speaking to Daphne and Chip from Colorado USA I turned round to discover my chair had gone missing. I was stunned! My chair? Who stole my chair! Bloomin' Normans.... I have just received this from Daphne:
That's it! That's MY chair! A victim of the battle, cut down in its prime, a Saxon chair.... LOL :-D