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Battle of Hastings Re-enactors Prepare for Large-scale Re-enactment This Weekend

This weekend marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, and many historical groups will be participating in a large-scale re-enactment on the site where it took place.

Photographer Leon Neal photographed members of the Øst Centingas group at home and in training for the event...

Elliot Aish posing in his replica armour at home in Broadstairs, Kent
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Matthijs Demedts standing guard at his window in Dover
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Tim Benfield of Canterbury all ready for battle
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Matt Town practicing his sword skills in Ramsgate
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Sarah Reid posing in traditional clothing in Lyminge
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Training for battle in Birchington-on-Sea
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Shields at the ready
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Re-enactors working on their close combat skills
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A replica helmet lying on the ground as re-enactors gear up for warfare this weekend
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