The Ravens Warband

Siege of Pevensey, AD491

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for the year 491 states:

Her Ælle 7 Cissa ymbsæton Andredescester 7 ofslogon alle þa þe þærinne eardedon; ne wearþ þær forþon an Bret to lafe.

This year Ælla and Cyssa besieged Anderida, and slew all that were therein; nor was one Briton left there afterwards.

Anderida is the Roman fort at Pevernsey, near Eastbourne, Sussex.


Directions to the Battlefield

Pevensey castle lies between Hastings and Eastbourne, 1/2 mile from the junction of the A27 and the A259.

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