Harold, William and the Battle of Hastings (Ticketed)

Wednesday 22 June 2016
Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.

The talk

The 14th of October 1066 was one of the defining moments in our nation’s history. As we commemorate the 950th anniversary of this climactic struggle, we explore the personalities and backgrounds of the two main antagonists: Harold Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon King of England, and Duke William ‘The Conqueror’ of Normandy. The relationship between these two men was instrumental in what occurred at Hastings, and the series of events that led up to the sunset of Anglo-Saxon England makes for a fascinating and lively talk.

The speaker

Mark Perry Nash is a speaker and educator in history and the humanities. His professional approach, academic background and sense of humour have made him popular with a wide variety of community groups and educational organizations. Mark is a regular speaker for groups such as historical societies and U3As.

Participant information

All talks start at 6.30pm, last for about 1–1½ hours, with tea, coffee & cake available between 6pm-6.30pm in Crawley Hall.


£12 per person, £10 for Museum Friends, £5 for Weald & Downland Museum volunteers


To book call 01243 811021 or download our booking form here.