Category: History

Items of historical interest about Strand House or Winchelsea and Rye

Medival Port of Winchelsea Project

During April a team from the Centre for Marine Archaeology at University of Southampton carried out a successful 3 days of field work in Winchelsea using a variety of electronic means and coring to examine the port area of Winchelsea below the town. This area has been poorly studied up to now as the main focus has been on the preserved medieval more »

Was the Battle of Hastings fought near Winchelsea?

Went to an interesting talk about the Battle of Hastings given by Kathleen Tyson to celebrate the launch of her new book in St Thomas’s Church at Winchelsea. “The Carmen and the Conquest: A spirited translation of the earliest account of the Norman Conquest”- by Bishop Guy d’Amiens  (Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1483959546) The author has written her book by using the first ever more »