In Pictures: Speartips glint as re-enactors fight in the Battle of Hastings

Re-enactors prepare for battle (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
Re-enactors prepare for battle (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)

An exhibition fight took place near historic Battle Abbey in East Sussex ahead of the anniversary of the epic Battle of Hastings on Thursday.

Re-enactors clashed as they reimagined the real battle, which saw thousands of troops fight as Harold and William vied for control of the English throne.

Re-enactors prepare for the battle (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
Re-enactors prepare for the battle (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
Re-enactors clash during the battle (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
Re-enactors clash during the battle (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
Archers loose their arrows (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
Archers loose their arrows (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
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(Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
(Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
(Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
(Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
(Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
A re-enactor puts on his chainmail (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
A re-enactor puts on his chainmail (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
A re-enactor playing the part of King Harold Godwinson talks to his army (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
A re-enactor playing the part of King Harold Godwinson talks to his army (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
Speartips glinted in the October sunshine (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
Speartips glinted in the October sunshine (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
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(Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
(Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
(Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
(Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
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