SECRETS OF THE NORMAN INVASION
THE NORMAN INVASION
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This site started as a document filed with the Highways Agency in the UK (23rd December 1994) as evidence to be presented at a Public Inquiry to determine the route of the Bexhill to Hastings bypass, since the proposed route passes through the centre of the site being investigated. It has since grown as a result of the subsequent public inquiry and continuing search for evidence. It contains information on one of the greatest stories of human history and reveals more than first meets the eye. I hope that you enjoy the read and are wiser as a result.
In order to evaluate the hypothesis contained in this document it is necessary to follow the logic of the document in chronological order.
Start of original manuscript (23rd December 1994)
The following work arose out of my insatiable desire to know
exactly where the Normans landed prior to the Battle of Hastings.
This interest was awakened shortly after moving to the village
of Crowhurst (one of Harold's personal manors) where I was able
to hear at first hand some of the local accounts of the Norman
landing and search for Norman remains in the village.
Over the last six years I have tried to read everything important
associated with Norman landings and the battle and have spent
many months carrying out detailed searches of the documents contemporary
with the battle. I have become increasingly alarmed at the discrepancies
between the texts and the lie of the land where the landings were
supposed to have taken place. In this work I attempt to explain
how all these discrepancies can be reconciled only if the contextual
references are applied to a landing site different from Pevensey.
The text that follows is divided into two parts. The first
part deals with the clues to the landing site contained in the
contemporary source documents, whilst the second part looks at
the physical evidence thrown up by surveys, aerial photographs,
field walking and archaeological work.
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INDEX OF CONTENTS
MANUSCRIPT EVIDENCE start here (Part 1)
WILLIAM OF JUMIEGES - GESTA NORMANNORUM DUCUM 1070 (Part 2)
WILLIAM OF POITIERS - GESTA GUILLELMI 1072 (Part 3)
THE CARMEN OF HASTINGAE PROELIO - GUY BISHOP OF AMIENS 1067 (Part 4)
THE CHRONICLE OF BATTLE ABBEY - ANON 1180 (Part 5)
MASTER WACE - THE ROMAN DE ROU 1160 (Part 6)
THE DOMESDAY SURVEY - 1085/6 (Part 7)
THE BAYEAUX TAPESTRY.-APP.1077 (Part 12)- Introduction
THE SAXON CHRONICLES.-1042 - 1154 (Part 24)
CONCLUSION OF SITE REQUIREMENTS FROM MANUSCRIPT STUDY (Part 25)
INCONSISTENCIES (Part 26)
THE PORT OF HASTINGS (Part 27)
HASTINGS TOWN (Part 28)
GEOGRAPHY (Part 29)
BRONZE AND IRON AGE DEVELOPMENT (Part 30)
ROMAN DEVELOPMENT (Part 31)- Development of Infrastructure.
TITHE MAP (Part 32)- and Bore Hole Survey.
PORT AREA (Part 33)- Port Area.
THE HASTINGAS (Part 34)- The lost tribe
AERIAL SURVEYS (Part 35) - 1946 and Redgeland Wood
LOWER NORMAN FORT (Part 42)
RESISTIVITY SURVEY (Part 43) - RES1
THE INLET (Part 50)
NORMAN BOAT PARTS (Part 51)
THE EARTHEN BANK (Part 52)
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF COW LANE (Part 53)
THE UPPER NORMAN FORT (Part 54)
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHAPEL FIELD (Part 55)
PLACE NAMES (Part 56)
THE GRAVES (Part 57)
ANALYSIS OF ALL REQUIREMENTS IN RELATION TO THE PROPOSED SITE (Part 58)
CONCLUSION (Part 59)
TABLE OF DOMESDAY VALUES (Annex Part 1)
SOURCES (Annex Part 2)
PHOTOGRAPHS (Annex Part 3)
DOWSING (Annex Part 4)
FOOTNOTES (Annex Part 5)
End of original manuscript (23rd December 1994)
CORRESPONDENCE listing of relevant correspondence and evidence given at Inquiry.
NEW BOAT SITE EXCAVATION!!!! (Part 64) October 1996
THE EARTHEN BANK MYSTERY (Part 65) November 1999
THE OAK BEAM (PART 1) (Part 66) November 1999
THE OAK BEAM (PART 2) (Part 67) February 1999
RADIOCARBON DATING (Part 68) The Oak Beam March 2000
Site last updated 1st January 2004
I hope that you have had a good read by now, where archaeology and history meet on the ground. Now go and read The Book of Life and find out why I embarked upon a quest to look for something that no man in their right mind would do. If you have read through enough of this to understand where the truth lies I would urge you to do the same again and you will find a reward far greater than you have found here.
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