This story will get national airing on Channel Four at peak time Sunday 1st December at 8pm. This story is probably the biggest history story to hit academic circles this century because the implications upon everyone who has ever written on the subject are immense. Indeed recently I was accused of being a lone voice against 500 academics determined to stop this story in its tracks.
Tony Robinson and his team have been down to Battle Abbey to get the evidence that the Normans fought there.
To find out what he found out watch the show and draw your own conclusions. Its a story that will not die. I am in that story and we will not quit until it reaches conclusion. This Spring we will be carrying out a systematic search for Norman pottery at the newly discovered castle site where French sources tell us the Normans were commissioned by William for two years after the Battle at the port of Hastings at Wilting Manor. Once the pottery is found we will do the geophysics and bring the Invasion site to a conclusion by finding the boats we know are there. Like Richard the Third sometimes it takes time and patience to get the right people involved before proper investigation can take place by archaeologists. Documents are open to interpretation. Only archaeology can close this story where the documents fit the geography and topography with artefacts and evidence out of the ground to back up the claims. The claim that the Battle of Hastings was at Battle Abbey has none of these essential features and hopefully Time Team have found that essential fact out and will tell us next weekend. I must remain an optimist:)