The Saxons under Alfred were victorious, but then suffered a string of defeats
This Day in British History
26 September, 672
Synod of Hertford
The Synod of Hertford was a church gathering that proclaimed the supremacy of the see of Canterbury in the English church. The Archbishop of Canterbury was given the power to divide dioceses and to create new bishops.
This English king lost the Battle of Bannockburn to Robert the Bruce
The Mermaid Inn the Jewel in Rye's Crown and is one of England's oldest and loveliest inns with Norman cellars dating from 1156 the Mermaid rebuilt in 1420 offers tradition and charm in abundance. The Inn is a only 2-minute walk from Rye Heritage Centre and a 3-minute walk from … more >>
Nestling in the heart of the Kentish Weald. This 14th Century listed building stands at the highest point. Wonderful views overlooking the Kent countryside. 10 well appointed traditional bedrooms all varying in style kept to the highest standard. Lots of exposed beams and narrow corridors that will take you back … more >>