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Vintage engraving from 1854 showing the invasion of British Isles by the Saxons under the brothers Hengist and Horsa. Hengist and Horsa are semi-legendary the earliest clear source for them is Bede, who states that Hengest was brought to Britain by Vortigern as a mercenary, to fight the Picts, and that Hengest (Horse was killed in battle) then took over and estabished the Kingdom of Kent around 455 AD.

Scenes of the death and burial of Edward the Confessor as shown on the Bayeux Tapestry, which shows the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, led by William, Duke of Normandy challenging Harold II, King of England, and leading to the Battle of Hastings. Illustration published 1863. Source: Original edition is from my own archives. Copyright has expired and is in Public Domain.

"Vintage engraving showing a scene from the story of the Anglo-Saxon English hero Hereward the Wake. Hereward sees Martin Lightfoot depart with the letter, while men party in the hall."

Vintage engraving showing a scene from the story of the Anglo-Saxon English hero Hereward the Wake. Hereward runs his ship on the Flemish coast.

Hastings, England historically has significance. The battle of Hastings was fought October 14, 1066 between the Norman-French army and an English army under an Anglo-Saxon King, beginning the Norman Conquest of England. During the 1778-1783 Anglo-French War, Fairlight Downs camp was on the South Coast. In the 1840s Fairlight Downs referred to the area to the east of Ore Village. Illustration published 1868. Source: Original edition is from my own archives. Copyright has expired and is in Public Domain.

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England - August 21, 2016: A large burial mound at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, eastern England, with a lively cloudscape. Sutton Hoo contains several Anglo-Saxon burial mounds, some larger than others, set in heathland overlooking the River Deben and the town of Woodbridge. The burial ground dates back to the 6th Century AD.

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