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Planners behind Hastings' bid to become the UK's 2017 City of Culture say they will work with partners overseas to recreate William, Duke of Normandy's journey to the Battle of Hastings.
It would coincide with a re-enactment of King Harold's march south from Stamford Bridge to meet the Norman duke.
Councillor Birch added: "This is not just a 'one trick bid', we are planning a whole programme of events and activities throughout the year."
As part of its bid to become UK City of Culture 2017, Hastings would re-create the 19-day march King Harold from Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire to fight William of Normandy.
The last day of the march would coincide with the 951st anniversary of the Battle of Hastings on 14th October 2017.
Councillor Birch said the borough's bid bid emphasised the area's uniqueness and "fantastic community spirit".
He said: "It also makes the point that Hastings is still the country’s 19th most deprived district and parts of Bexhill also share a high level of deprivation, and that being the UK City of Culture would give us a unique opportunity to fundamentally improve the quality of life here."