Bennett, Dirk
March 2008
Interpretation Journal;Spring2008, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p21
The article looks at how English Heritage has improved the Battle Abbey, an iconic site in Great Britain. In the 1990s, discussions took place between the various stakeholders about how to improve the increasingly tired-looking presentation of the Battle of Hastings at the site, and it was decided to add a visitors' center with facilities and an introductory presentation. The Battle of Hastings, fought in Battle Abbey on October 14, 1066, remains one of the turning points of British history.


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