The Battle of Hastings Revisited – and this time we win!

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The Battle of Hastings Revisited – and this time we win!

Yes we were there. 950 years ago and last week too. This time we won!win-flipped

The course of the battle has been changed. We have a winning tactic. It might take a while for the victory to be definite but the story has begun and once a story starts it is very difficult to stop it.kurs-group – It is quite easy to change it of course. Stopping a story is a different matter altogether.

It didn’t quite happen this year, it might happen next year, it may take another 950 years, believe you me the sling shot is slung and the ball is rolling.sling-win-peep

Warning: for a true representation of what happened 950 years back you may wish to visit Jelling Dragon and buy the audio book Jorvik – York and the Vikings.exclaim.jpg

We won though!me-questioning

It started with an argument. argueWe are wondering now if it didn’t even happen. There was no battle. There was no Battle. There was no Battle before the battle and the battle happened in Battle. If you see where this is going.leah

Fact: There is no such thing as the Battle of Hastings (in my humble opinion). The battle took place at Battle. So perhaps it is the Battle of Battle. If, however, there was no such place as Battle before the battle, maybe it didn’t happen there either. welcome.jpgIf Battle was named after the battle, perhaps battles are named after Battle. So either all battles happened because of Battle or it could even be renamed ‘The battle over Battle’. story rc 07 j pic.jpg(You can see how this discussion lasted a few hours, but to summarise.). If Battle is only Battle because of the battle and the battle is only a battle because it was in Battle they kind of rule each other out and it should actually, technically, be called “                “.battle blank.jpg

And so it was from this silliness that the course of history was changed. An idea was born. A plan of great bravado was suggested.hatching.jpg With a ‘brave heart’ we would find allies among the enemy. This was the plan.two ask.jpg

(“We call upon the descendants of Ragnar and Ganger Hrolfr to remember who they are! Let those of the ancient Germanic tribes unite again as should be.”)unite-box

It works, we are sure.point.jpg

They will join us.normans

We will all be pals.bar.jpg

The war will be over.nothing.jpgNext year…next-year

Nothing.little man.jpgYes we would do it.two-peep

“If I can have your attention please.”excuse-meWe had a little trouble with delivery.excuse me one.jpg“You might like to hear what we have to say.”dying eye.jpg

“You are on our side.”dying-back

We needed to rethink.hideBe briefer.peep-left“Ragnar”peep right.jpg“And Ganger Hrolfr.”peep-left“Remember them.”two up flipped.jpgIt was too noisy.noisy.jpgIt didn’t happen.flat.jpg

Our plans had been heard however.listens

It will happen.barMaybe next year.girl-saysMaybe later.woman says.jpg

Or in another 950 years.win.jpg

Because that is the power of story.argue flipped cut.jpgAnd in a way…

It did.

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