Pearsons' Perspectives is on holiday this week checking out British history in Sussex. Very thankful for rich cultural heritage and very clear that it's impossible for any one 'tribe' credibly to claim ownership. Bodiam Castle was built in 1385 but the original settlement on the River Rother was built on a crossroads of the Roman road from Hastings to Rochester.
Battle...site of the Battle of Hastings.
Rye...charming and ancient Cinque Port...fortified to keep the French out!