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Symeon of Durham records the victory of Offa in 771 over the Hestingorum gens, that is, "the people of the Hastings tribe.", Hastingleigh in Kent was named after that tribe.
The highlights of my life so far Working on board the cruiseship's and seeing the world Graduating from University Publishing my first book Being excepted onto a Masters degree course. I ...44, male, Hailsham, Sussex Countryside,days out,live music,historic Places,bikes.In 771 King Offa of Mercia invaded Southern England, and over the next decade gradually seized control of Sussex and Kent.Symeon of Durham records a battle fought at an unidentified location near Hastings in 771, at which Offa defeated the Haestingas tribe, effectively ending its existence as a separate kingdom.At this time, they began to exploit the iron (Wealden rocks provide a plentiful supply of the ore), and shipped it out by boat.Iron was worked locally at Beauport Park, to the north of the town, which employed up to one thousand men and is considered to have been the third largest mine in the Roman Empire.
With the departure of the Romans, the town suffered setbacks.