|The Abbey from the front.|
After our trip around France (of which more later) we spent a couple of days in Rye, during which time we took a trip to Battle Abbey.
|The stone commemorating the location of the|
high altar, and thus the place where Harold is
believed to have fallen.
There's a nice display including a short film, which does include some sample armour and weapons - dear Lord, but that shield was heavy. The major part of the visit, though, has to be a walk around the battlefield. From which you carry away, or at least I did, one overriding impression, namely, "by gum, I wouldn't fancy that slope in full armour!"
|Admittedly, the slope has been landscaped since, and|
this isn't the best shot, but you can see, I think, how far
above the camera the abbey now stands.