Highways and Byways in Sussex - online book

An illustrated appreciation, of the most interesting districts in Sussex.

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and armed rustics, and both armies encamped that night only a mile apart, waiting for the light to begin the fray. The Saxons were confident and riotous; the Normans hopeful and grave. According to Wace, " all night the Saxons might be seen
Battle Abbey, the Gateway.
carousing, gambolling, and dancing and singing: bublie they cried, and wassail, and laticome and drinkheil and drink-to-me !"
At daybreak in the Norman camp Bishop Odo celebrated High Mass, and immediately after was hurried into his armour to
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