A RE-ENACTMENT of the Battle of Hastings is due to take place on the very spot of the historic conflict.

After a hiatus in 2020, the event, run by English Heritage, is due to return on October 9 and 10.

Hundreds of performers will recreate the conflict between King Harold and Duke William fought in 1066 at Battle Abbey in Battle.

The event was unable to take place in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, but is able to make a return – 955 years after the battle.

The Argus: After a hiatus in 2020, the event is due to return on October 9 and 10After a hiatus in 2020, the event is due to return on October 9 and 10

Visitors will be able to adventure into the armies on both sides of the battlefield, coming face to face with Saxon and Norman soldiers and see first-hand the intricacies of their weapons and the weight of their armour.

Spectators will be able to discover the clothes they wore and the food they ate, as well as watch them practice their 11th century skills and craftsmanship.

There will be falconers and majestic birds of prey, as well as the chance to wander down the medieval market.

The battle itself will see a clash of hundreds of soldiers bringing to life the story of 1066.

English Heritage events manager Rebecca Hornby said: “The Battle of Hastings has always been one of the biggest events in English Heritage’s calendar with hundreds of reenactors bringing this incredible battle and moment in time to life.

“It is also a hugely iconic event in Sussex, and among Sussex locals as well as those who travel up and down the country every year to be part of it.

The Argus: After a hiatus in 2020, the event is due to return on October 9 and 10 After a hiatus in 2020, the event is due to return on October 9 and 10

“We were disappointed to be unable to host it on the same scale last year, but now we are even more excited for this year’s event.”

The two-day event will also have a range of other activities including storytelling, archery and sword school for kids.

Admission to The Battle of Hastings is in addition to the standard admission ticket price.

Tickets are on sale now.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the English Heritage website.