By Amelia Meyer
The town of Battle is situated in East Sussex, England, and is so named because it was once the site of the Battle of Hastings. In fact, Battle Abbey is built on the very site on which the battle was fought. This abbey was dedicated to St. Martin.
The Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066 of our Common Era (CE) and is still recognised as being the victory in the Norman conquest of England. Today, the abbey's buildings and the ruins that remain are owned and managed by the English Heritage and are still a major tourist attraction. Official tours are conducted regularly to expose the fabulous remnants of this fascinating declaration of times past. It is particularly aimed at educating and entertaining children.