chard history group
Events Diary 2024
January - AGM and Guy Fawkes
FEBRUARY - history of Hollywood school
MARCH - history of art
APRIL - the rape of hastings
MAY - the man who rebuilt wessex
JUNE - Navigation Workers
SEPTEMBER - Chard During wwll
October - legacy of Russian Revolution
November - murder of Edward II
DECEMBER - to be confirmed
The Rape of Hastings
with Tessa Leeds
11 April 2024
Rapes are territorial divisions, peculiar to Sussex, that were used for administrative purpose.
The Rape of Hastings was one of six such divisions.
Medieval sources and place name evidence suggest that there were people living in what became the Rape of Hastings by the late 8th century
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