Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Ltd is the trading arm of the charity, and all profits from retail sales are gift-aided to the charity to enable us to continue to conserve these fabulous palaces for future generations.
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- Come the 14 October, the famous battleground near Hastings in Sussex will ring out with war cries and the clash of steel once more. Accountants become archers and clerks become cavalrymen as thousands of re-enactors gather to stage The Battle of Hastings, marking the date that made history exactly 950 years ago. This landmark moment in England’s story is replayed again and again, keeping a special part of our history and heritage alive, delighting and educating each new generation. Ignite young minds and bring history to life with this beautiful commemorative 50p coin. Artist John Bergdahl's feel for the historical is evident once more as he looks to the Bayeux Tapestry for inspiration. This stunning coin is accompanied by a fascinating booklet revealing more about the political situation in England in 1066 and the rival claimants to the throne vying for power after the death of Edward the Confessor. Inspire learning by giving a gift they can enjoy for a lifetime.