It's a moment that changed history - when King Harold was killed taking on William the Conqueror's army in 1066.
But in recent times a new Battle of Hastings has begun - between historians arguing over exactly where the battle took place. Is it 3 miles way in Crowhurst? Is it up Caldbeck Hill in the other direction? Or - hidden in full view in the last place you'd expect?
Here's David Johns.
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It's thought they were travelling from the French coast headed for England in one small boat.