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Battle, East Sussex

Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the hierarchy of combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, or combatants. A war sometimes consists of many battles. Battles generally are well defined in duration, area and force commitment. Wars and military campaigns are guided by strategy, whereas battles take place on a level of planning and execution known as operational mobility. German strategist Carl von Clausewitz stated that "the employment of battles ...
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ7416
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySussex

Other names by which Battle, East Sussex has been known in the past

Bataile ~ Battaile ~ Battell ~ Epiton ~ La Batailge

Battle, East Sussex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Battle, par. and market town with ry. sta., E. Sussex, 6 miles NW. of Hastings and 56 miles SE. of London, 8253 ac., pop. 3319; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. Has extensive gunpowder manufactories. The battle of Hastings, won by William the Conqueror in 1066, was fought on the heath between Battle and Hastings; the abbey founded by him has disappeared, but there are the interesting ruins of another subsequently erected on the same spot. In vicinity is Battle Abbey, seat of the Duke of Cleveland.

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