Dan Snow visits the re-enactors at Battle in Sussex for the 950th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings. Dan talks with Saxon English soldiers and camp followers making final preparations before the big showdown with Duke William’s Norman army, a Blacksmith making a Saxon spearhead using a portable forge at the site of the Battle of Hastings. He also witnesses the arrival at the site of the Battle of Hastings of King Harold’s English soldiers before their battle with Duke William of Normandy’s army.
Producer: Dan Morelle
Part 1 of the new 3-part series, Operation Gold Rush is available to stream on iPlayer now and continues this Sunday on BBC Two at 9pm.