Today marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We’re English Heritage and we’re re-enacting this famous battle – ask us anything!
English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites which bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.
One of the sites we look after is Battle Abbey in East Sussex, built by William the Conqueror on the site of his most famous victory as a penance. This year, we’ve been remembering 1066 in many different ways; by marching over 300 miles, rebuilding Norman castles in Minecraft and even tweeting the entire events of the year from eight different fictional Twitter accounts. This weekend, we'll be re-enacting the Battle of Hastings with the help of 1,066 Saxon and Norman re-enactors.
1066 is arguably the most important year in English history but there are many myths and misconceptions about it. We’re here today with Properties Curator Samantha Stones to answer any questions you might have.
EDIT: 17:00 BST (12:00 EST) Thank you for your questions. We need to shoot off now but do keep them coming in and we’ll try to answer them all when we get back into wifi range!
EDIT 2: It turns out travelling on a train through the English countryside isn't the best way to get a secure 4G signal! Thanks for your patience!
EDIT 3: We’re going to sign off now Reddit. Thanks for taking part – we’ve always wanted to hold our own AMA. If you have any additional questions or if there’s anything we didn’t see thanks to our patchy wifi, we’re always happy to talk on Twitter at @EnglishHeritage.