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  • Battle of Lewes: England's first fight for democracy? [ AD 1264 ]

    12/29/2014 1:11:54 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 14, 2014 | Nick Tarver
    Did the Battle of Lewes, which saw King Henry III defeated 750 years ago, lead to England's first tentative steps towards representative democracy? As bloodied bodies littered the South Downs, the King hid in a priory. His father, King John, had been forced to sign Magna Carta by England's rebellious barons, now Henry had suffered even greater humiliation at their hands. His victor was Simon de Montfort, the French-born Earl of Leicester, who was fighting for the rights of England to be governed by the English. After the battle, where de Montfort's forces were outnumbered by two to one, he...
  • Does this skull belong to a soldier of the Battle of Hastings? 1,000-year-old remains found...

    05/22/2014 7:01:56 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-22-14 | Sarah Griffiths
    Full headline: Does this skull belong to a soldier of the Battle of Hastings? 1,000-year-old remains found near famous battlefield reveal man was hacked six times in the head from behind Remains were found Lewes, East Sussex - around 20 miles from the famous battlefield - on the site of a medieval hospital They belong to a 45-year-old-man who took six sword blows to the top of his head before dying Scientists used radio carbon dating to conclude that the man was probably involved in fighting at the time of the Norman invasion They think he was likely British because...
  • ABC News Anchor Sam Donaldson Arrested For DUI In Lewes

    12/19/2012 10:27:52 AM PST · by mandaladon · 87 replies
    WGMD ^ | 19 Dec 2012
    A former network reporter was recently arrested for DUI here at the beach. Former ABC News political reporter Sam Donaldson was pulled over on Savannah Road by Lewes Police on December 1 for a traffic violation. An officer says that he’d been drinking. Donaldson failed field sobriety tests, and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He’s been scheduled for a court appearance at a later date.