Quiz: find your architectural soulmate
Looking for a building to set your heart on fire? Then let our quiz match you to a place that will give you goosebumps.
The most famous of battlefields, the most consequential of battles. This is my Valentine. Always will be.
"Battle Abbey just north of Hastings, where King Harold fought Duke William on a bright autumn day in 1066. The most famous of battlefields, the most consequential of battles. This is my Valentine. Always will be.
My dad and mum took my sisters and I there on countless occasions. We charged down the hill like Harold’s brothers, and then we rounded on ourselves, suddenly playing Normans, and slaughtering our erstwhile personas.
It is where I feel in love with the past. Its colour, import, tragedy and drama. It’s where I have returned year after year, programmes, podcasts, live shows, re-enactments. I have ridden a horse across that field, hauled a spear, hacked at the carcass of a pig, clambered through the ruined abbey and baked 11th century bread.
It runs like the words through the stick of rock that is my life. Now my kids too have explored the field. And so it goes on."
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