King Harold’s Saxon army marched through Sleaford at lunchtime today (Friday) on their way to do battle with the invading William of Normandy.
The English Heritage-backed trek is seeing a group of Saxon re-enactors, led by Nigel Amos, follow the footsteps of the English king on the 950th anniversary of his successful battle against an invading Viking army near York before getting news of the Norman invasion and marching down to do battle on the south coast.
The re-enactors on foot and on horseback strode in to Sleaford today (Friday) to enjoy lunch at the tennis club on Boston Road and chat to interested locals before heading on along the old Roman road which is Mareham Lane to stay overnight at Aslackby.
They will head on to London before arriving at Battle in East Sussex when they will join 1,000 other re-enactors to recreate the Battle of Hastings on October 15.
Nigel Amos talks here about his journey so far.