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Bexhill talk sold out

Bexhill talk 7th December 2012
Talk at Bexhill last night went very well. Sold out I am told but of course it was free and I’m sure there was one empty seat:) At least we sold 30 books so that helped the campaign budget as the new book version came in about an hour before the talk

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Proof of the Normans evidence (video)

This is the evidence that the Normans landed in Crowhurst and fought in the Crowhurst valley This is the video of the talk at the White Rock Hotel last weekend on the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. It tells those who have little understanding of the issues in plain language what evidence there is that the Battle of Hastings was fought in the Crowhurst Valley and the Norman Invasion was in the same valley. I say in that presentation that it takes ten seconds to get to the truth and when you get it you will never see this issue in the same light. If you haven’t seen it please watch and pass on to those people who think the Norman Invasion was at Pevensey – take their money off them first with a bet – bet them you can prove the Normans didn’t land at Pevensey and take their money at the end:) – and share share share

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Close image of another new helmet rim 6th August

Here is a close up of a second helmet rim inner section, slightly different construction but this looks like it fitted inside the outer rim. Found lower down the Malfosse adjacent to the lower battlefield in silt – anaerobic black when taken out.

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No rivets – smaller with different construction possibly Saxon origin

inner edge

Good Saturday dig in the malfosse immediately adjacent to lower battlefield. Another helmet rim. Different construction. This one – very interesting because it has an inner rim still in existence which is much more fragile than you would expect. I will post the images. This first one shows both the outter rim very similatr to the previous one but without the rivets on the sides. Slightly smaller diameter but when we took it out (Mark dug it out of the side of the stream in grey/blue anaerobic silt) it was found to have an inner edge which may have been the original helmet edge stuck to the bottom inside. When I washed it in the water the inner rim came loose as it was broken at one point.

Looking closely the bottom edge is folded and pretty much perfectly formed. It looks too clean to be iron. I will be going up to the Wallace Collection soon with the other rim and will take this as well. http://​www.secretsofthenormaninvasion.​com/imagemapfinds/​battlefieldfinds/​20saxonhelmetrim.jpg

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Malfosse walk with family 13th July 2012

The Chronicle of Battle Abbey states:

“Lamentably, just where the fighting was going on, and stretching for a considerable distance, an immense ditch yawned. It may have been a natural cleft in the earth or perhaps it had been hollowed out by storms. But in this waste ground it was overgrown with brambles and thistles, and could scarcely be seen; and it engulfed great numbers, especially the Normans in pursuit of the English. For when, all unknowing, they came galloping on, their terrific impetus carried them headlong down into it, and they died tragically, pounded to pieces. This deep pit has been named for the accident, and today it is called Malfosse.”

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malfosse stream

work to start soon

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Norman Helmet Rim document posted 1st Feb 2012

I am circulating the following document please send it to anyone who may be interested http://​www.secretsofthenormaninvasion.​com/​normanconicalhemletrim.html

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Norman Helmet Rim posted 23rd January 2012

I’m looking for authentication for part of a conical Norman helmet found under the Malfosse stream about a month ago (found with Mark – Keeper of the Tools). Started out black and now after some serious cleaning in a electronic tank used to clean jewelery we have something that may be unique. Doesn’t look very interesting until you know about Norman helmets and the fact only around seven authentic ones exist and none are like the ones in the Bayeux Tapestry. What we have looks to me like the helmet rim of a very early conical helmet. If you want to understand this you need to read chapter one and two of this book(right click save as)
http://​www.secretsofthenormaninvasion.​com/imagemapfinds/​battlefieldfinds/​ARecordofEuropeanArmour.pdf (22.66Mb)

Now the first stage is probably to get the metal work looked at. The location was below the level of a 11th or 13th century Saxon horse shoe in exactly the right place to be a battlefield loss. I am cautious because I have found from previous experience that showing material to so called experts who have themselves never seen an object like the one they are shown is not the way forward (like the crossbow). Someone will have the expertise and they may be in France and are unlikely to be in England. I am also not going to leave it with anyone (because they may just think its just farm scrap and lose it

More to follow
So far so good – cautiously optimistic

Long thread with a number of photos here

and another here and more here and more here

and here and here

and last of all here

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