With all the recent news surrounding the excavation of Richard III in a Leicester social services car park, one is given to wonder what exactly galvanises the interest of academics and the public these days. How about the smouldering controversy over that most famous date in English history, 1066? Could it be that most of what we thought we knew about the Norman landings and subsequent battle is wrong?
Could it be that Harold and William have unfinished business, not with each other this time, but with East Sussex County Council and their road-planning department?
It’s time to do something because we care.