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May 2017


THIS MONTH : LATEST DATELINE STORYBOARD: Beachlands


LATEST ON THE TIMELINE : From Bridge Farm to Westham, the untold story of Pevensey School

1066—1500

TIMELINE LOG : THE TWO THOUSAND YEAR TIMELINE THAT TELLS THE STORY OF PEVENSEY AND ITS RICH HISTORY.
BROWSE LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE TIMELINE HERE

1066Duke William Lands near Pevensey29 Sep 1066 - The Normans Invade England. The Norman invaders found an undefended sea, and an undefended coast when they reached England
1086Domesday Book, Norman TownDomesday Book records that when Robert, Count of Mortain acquired Pevensey (possibly in the spring of 1067), the 52 burgesses of the pre-Conquest town had been reduced to 27, but evidently this was temporary (and possibly the result of the immediate impact of the Norman invasion and use of Pevensey as a military base).
1088The Barons RebellionWhen usurper King William died this September past, a great many of us toasted his passing joyously and gave thanks to almighty God.
1216St. Nicolas Church—Parish church built on site of Saxon chapeln 1216 the parish church of St Nicolas was built very close to the seashore, on the site of an earlier Saxon chapel. Pevensey village and its satellite Pevensey Bay are inextricably linked with the history of England. Here the Romans built a great fort in the fourth century, and it was here that William of Normandy landed in 1066.
1252Anderida—mention in Royal CharterA great forest once extended from the coast almost to the River Thames. It was so impenetrable that the Britons named it Anderida, 'The Black Forest'. Small rivers flowed through it from the surrounding ridges, across the marshes to the sea. Later when the Romans built on the strategic peninsular site of Pevensey, they called their fortress Anderida.
1450The Jack Cade Rebellion And The Bailiffs of PevenseyFollowing Kent’s uprising which was later joined by this county of Sussex in the march upon London itself just a few weeks gone, our glorious rebellion against the harsh policies of the corrupt court of King Henry VI in this year fourteen-hundred and fifty and the issue of Royal Pardons to us the prominent supporters of the good rebellion.
1500The Town 1500—1800From a borough total of around 90 in 1564, the population fell to around 70 for the whole parish by 1676 (possibly as a result of epidemics at this time), then rose to around 117 in 1724. Thereafter population continued to grow, reaching 191 by 1801