|(Image from Wikipedia's entry depicting the death of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings)|
"Number Eight" of the The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (Hastings) was fought nearly a millennia ago, on 14 October 1066.
Over the weekend, a thousand re-enactors participated in celebrating the battle's anniversary.
|(Image from: ABC Net, Australia)|
For us non-re-enactors, our familiarity with the Battle of Hastings looks more like this, reading from the warmth and safety of our homes:
|(Image from: British Battles)|
Or, for talented wargamers, (of which I am not one of them), the battle is an embodiment of "War is Glorious" on our tabletops:
|(Image from: Tree Frog Treasure's Toy Soldiers Forum)|
|(Image: Still shot from Kallistra Ltd's Battle of Hastings Video)|