Sunday, 3 March 2013

A battle... or maybe not (?)

The Saxons, or maybe the Anglo-Saxons, fought the Danes (or maybe it was the Britons) on this spot some 1300 years ago... apparently.
Actually, there is very little evidence that a battle was fought here in Tatenhill on Battlestead Hill (which overlooks Burton and the Trent river), or what its importance was, but local folklore has it so, so, er, that's that.

If you walk through the wood there are markers to show you the path, and on the markers even are depicted heads of Saxon warriors - which is playing a bit loose with history, but I guess legends have their own history too...

Link: Battlestead Hill Wood

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