Topic: Battle of Hastings

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5th Waikato Dragoons Regiment of Alf’s Imperial Army in conjunction with the Hamilton City Library organised a mock battle of the battle of Hastings on Sunday 21st November 2010 at Innes Common.

Over 250 kids and their parents joined the 5th Waikato Dragoons Regiment of Alf's Imperial Army on Sunday the 21st November 2010  at 11:30am to participate in the mock battle of Hastings. The aim of this event is to teach children a little about history in a fun and creative way. In this case, children are let loose with shields, swords and flour bombs.

Children aged 5 and over got into character with cardboard armour and fierce battle cries as they divided into opposing armies - The Normans and the English. Major Blunder put the troops through their paces with battle field training such as appropriate slurs to throw at ones foes and how to die an agonising death.

The Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October 1066. It was the decisive Norman victory in the Norman Conquest of England, fought between the Norman army of Duke William II of Normandy and the English army of King Harold II. The battle took place at Senlac Hill, approximately 6 miles northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex.

This was a great day and fun was had by all. Especially the staff from the Hamilton Library who got to clean up all the papwer and cardboard.

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Battle of Hastings


City:Hamilton
Subject:Battle of Hastings