Posts Tagged ‘Senlac’

Senlac

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Name given by the Normans to the place where they fought the battle of Hastings in 1066. The name derives from the English ‘Santlache’ from which the Normans made a pun by calling it ‘Sanguelac’, meaning ‘Blood lake’. It was then shortened to Senlac in Norman History books and in the Domesday book.