Today marks the 950th anniversary of possibly the most famous battle on English soil.
On this day in 1066 at least 20,000 men decided the fate of our nation - when William the Conqueror defeated King Harold on the fields of Sussex.
The Battle of Hastings will be recreated once again in Battle itself this weekend, while a bonfire procession will be among the celebrations in Hastings. But why is 1066 so important?
Andy Dickenson speaks to Sam Stones of English Heritage, Nick Lynas of Hastings Bonfire Society and 1066 walker Nigel Amos.