Waltham Abbey: King Harold’s Day 2012

King Harold’s Day at Waltham Abbey is on Saturday 13 October.

This is the eve of Harold’s death at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066.

The last Saxon king is buried at Waltham Abbey where he had prayed between the Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings. It has been suggested that the coffin was brought here as late as the following January.

Anniversary activities will include medieval re-enactments, falconry, archery and a craft fair. The procession down Sun Street to the Abbey is at 12 noon.

King Harold Day is in Waltham Abbey Gardens from 10am to 4pm; admission £3 (conc £2; child free).

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