from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A hill in southern England near Hastings. The battle fought here in 1066, in which William the Conqueror defeated Harold II, is known as the Battle of Hastings.


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  • And we went onward until we came to the village that men call Senlac, where the long hill ridge ends and sinks sharply into the valley of the little river Asten, and there we thought that a heron or mallard would lie in the reedy meadows below the place.

    King Olaf's Kinsman A Story of the Last Saxon Struggle against the Danes in the Days of Ironside and Cnut

  • All night the armies lay encamped before each other, in a part of the country then called Senlac, now called (in remembrance of them) Battle.

    A child`s history of England

  • Down -- which men call Senlac -- and the Battle of Hastings.

    Hereward, the Last of the English

  • "A Saxon peasant," said De Graville, "told me that the ground was called Senlac [256] or Sanglac, or some such name, in their musicless jargon."

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 12

  • [256] The battle-field of Hastings seems to have been called Senlac, before the Conquest, Sanguelac after it.

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 12

  • The next project was at Senlac and Burnett unfortunately not on the City web site so far as I can see a neglected intersection where what instigated change was the support of city.

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  • He was two miles from Senlac hill upon which the battle was to be fought.

    The Normans, Part 1

  • The only evidence we have about Harold's death comes from the Bayeux Tapestry, however, we will probably never know how he died, what we do know is his illegitemate wife Ealdgyth Swanneschals looked for his body among the dead at Senlac hill and identified him by "marks" known only to her, lovebites.

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  • The level rainstorm smote walls, slopes, and hedges like the clothyard shafts of Senlac and Crecy.

    Wessex Tales

  • Rushing southward after his victory, Harold confronted the Normans, who had already landed, with a reduced, wearied, and shaken force, and was beaten and killed in the Battle of Hastings, or Senlac (Oct. 14).



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