Pevensey and its Castle is the scene of four stories by Kipling : " Young Men at the Manor," " The Knight of the Joyous Venture," " Old Men at Pevensey," " The Treasure and the Law."
The first story introduces us to Sir Richard Dalyngridge, who tells of his part in the Battle of Hastings, where his life was saved by Hugh of Dallington, and how he kept peace between Norman and Saxon in the manors behind Pevensey. The second story tells how Sir Richard and Hugh of Dallington went to Africa with Witta, a Norseman, and Kitai, a Chinese with a primitive mariner's compass. The third story is a sketch of Gilbert De Aquila, who is now Warden of Pevensey Castle and an old man, and the last tale is of Kadmiel, a Jew from Spain, who tells Dan and Una about Elias of Bury St. Edmunds, money-lender to John Lackland, who had found the balance of the treasure of Sir Richard Dalyngridge hidden in the tidal well at Pevensey Castle.
Pevensey lies between Eastbourne and Hastings,