The battle at Seniac Hill, approximately six miles north-west of Hastings, England, was the decisive victory in the Norman Conquest of Saxon England and was fought on October 14, 1066.


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In 1070 Pope Alexander II ordered the Norman conquerors of England to do penance for the bloodshed of their success in defeating the Saxon Rulers of Britain and William I, King of England, built St. Martin's Abbey at the site of the Battle of Hastings.


William II, the Duke of Normandy aligned his forces at the base of Seniac Hill and the defenders of Saxon England, King Harold Godwinson and his army were located at the crest of Seniac Hill.


St. Martin's Abbey, or otherwise known as Battle Abbey, was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries when Henry VIII created the Anglican Church and broke ties with the Catholic Church of Rome.


William the Conqueror built the high altar of what became known as Battle Abbey on the location that the Saxon King Harold fell in battle and the plaque on the ground that Aimee is standing on marks the location of the High Altar.

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