The Battle of Hastings in 1066 marked the dawn of a new era in England. I’m Kathryn Bedford, Collections Curator at English Heritage specialising in medieval England. Ask me anything!
William the Conqueror claimed victory at The Battle of Hastings in 1066, overthrowing the Saxon kingdom of England. Norman rule in Medieval England transformed the country’s architecture, customs and language. Today we can discover the history of England through the objects and architecture left behind. From cooking equipment to weapons and armour, English Heritage’s collection tells the story of England.
As Collections Curator at English Heritage, I am responsible for the collections of Battle Abbey and Battlefield, the very site where the decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided. Ask me Anything!
English Heritage is a charity that cares for over 400 historic places in England including prehistoric sites, medieval castles, Roman forts and country houses.