From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 28 2003 - 10:27:30 EDT
Peter Kirk scripsit:
> Anyway, as a pedant I will tell you that the
> Normans landed at Hastings, not Dover.
As a meta-pedant, I will tell you that the Normans landed at Pevensey, not
Hastings. The battle for the throne of England was fought between Hastings
and (not unnaturally) Battle, where King Harold died.
Had the Normans landed at Dover, they would still be trying to climb the
cliffs against determined Saxon opposition, basically consisting of falling
chunks of chalk.
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