Wet weather has forced the organisers of the annual Battle of Hastings re-enactment to cancel Sunday's event - although the site will remain open to visitors.
Although, thousands braved today's muddy conditions to see troops from historical groups across Europe recreate the events of 1066, the Sussex battlefield has been left too wet for tomorrow's planned battle.
English Heritage say: Although the forecast was for fair weather over this weekend, unexpected torrential rain over several hours this morning has resulted in unacceptably high levels of mud both on the battlefield and on public areas. For safety reasons, the event cannot go ahead tomorrow.
The venue will remain open, but the battle event itself will not go ahead. Those who have pre-booked tickets will automatically receive a refund and do not need to contact English Heritage.
More top news
Amanda Houston has the latest weather forecast for the west of the Meridian region.
Amanda Houston has the latest weather forecast for the east of the Meridian region.
Police wanted to question Norman Williams over the suspected murders of his sister-in-law Sheila Jefferson and her husband Dennis.