Tragic episode of the religious wars, the massacre of Protestants triggered in Paris on August 24, 1572, on St. Bartholomew’s day, continued for several days in the capital, and then extended to more than a dozen province cities during the following weeks.
On November 11, 1939, King George VI responds to a telegram sent by Albert Lebrun in these terms : ” We both have reason to be reassured that the joint efforts of the peoples of Britain and France will be successful and Europe will be safe from the brutal violence and that peace will be established on sound foundations of freedom and justice.”
Confirmation charter of William the Conqueror (patronus of the Normans and King of the English) to Fécamp Abbey of Steyning (Estaninges), West Sussex, which King Edward (the Confessor) made to the abbey. He also grants the manor of Bury to the abbey in compensation for the claim which they made against him for the property which they had in Hastings (Hastinges) in king Edward’s time.
In the Middle Ages, these crosses were placed on the dead, both in France and England, along with a funeral pot.
They have the shape of the Maltese cross and remember quite well the consecration crosses and crosses of cemeteries in 12th century.
After the Conquest, Sussex was divided into administrative areas known as ” rapes “. There were three in East Sussex – Hastings, Pevensey and Lewes. Count of Eu received the rape of Hastings, Count of Mortain that of Pevensey, while Guillaume de Varenne became Lord of Lewes.
Upon Edward the Confessor’s death in 1066, Harold is crowned King of England, and takes the throne which amounted to William the Conqueror.
When Harold refuses to give the kingdom back to him, William decides to raise an army and get across the Channel.
Objects on this board were all presented to the departmental Commission of Antiquities on 23 May 1871.
Preserved in the Museum of Antiquities, they were discovered in several places in Seine -Maritime and Eure between 1840 and 1871 ( Aubermesnil-les-Erables, Caudebec, Pîtres ) .