Hastings books and mapsHere is a list of books for Hastings that you may find useful.
If you plan to travel to Hastings you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Hastings and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.
Hastings books: Maps
Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.
Publication: 16 Feb 2009
OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
Publication: 1 Mar 2005
OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities such as walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. The series provides complete GB coverage and can now be used in all weathers thanks to OS Explorer Map - Active, a tough, versatile version of the OS Explorer Map.
Publication: 13 Nov 2006
This A-Z map of Hastings, Bexhill, St. Leonards and Rye is a full colour street atlas featuring 38 pages of mapping that covers an area extending to:
Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed limit are featured on the mapping.
The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.
Publication: 7 Nov 2011
Hastings books: History & Heritage
The Battle of Hastings is probably the best-known and perhaps the most significant battle in English history. Its effects were deeply felt at the time, causing a lasting shift in cultural identity and national pride. Jim Bradbury here explores the full military background to the battle and investigates both the sources for our knowledge of what actually happened in 1066 and the role that the battle plays in national myth. The Battle of Hastings starts by looking at the Normans - who they were, where they came from - and the career of William before 1066. Next, Jim Bradbury turns to the Saxons in England, and to Harold Godwineson, successor to Edward the Confessor, and his attempts to create unity in the divided kingdom. This provides the background to an examination of the military development of the two sides up to 1066, detailing differences in tactics, arms and armour. The core of the book is a move-by-move reconstruction of the battle, including the advance planning, the site, the composition of the two armies and the use of archers, feigned flights and the death of Harold. In looking at the consequences of the battle, Jim Bradbury deals with the conquest of England and the on going resistance to the Normans. The effects of the conquest are also seen in the building of castles and developments in feudalism, and in links with Normandy which revealed themselves particularly in church appointments. This is the first time a military historian has attempted to make accessible to the general reader all that is known about the Battle of Hastings and to present as deatiled a reconstruction as is possible. Furthermore, the author places the battle in the military context of eleventh-century Europe, painting a vivid picture of the soldiery, weapons and horses as they struggled for victory. This is a book that anyone interested in England's most famous battle will find indispensable.
Publication: June 23, 2005
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