A day off today. Spent it researching Saxons in Tamworth library. I was trying to find any early evidence of Saxon settlements there. As I thought there was not much evidence before Offa made the place one of his halls. But the Norman castle site was within the confines of later Saxon fortified Tamworth and I am sure it would have been obvious location for earlier settlements – elevated ground near a river crossing.
I also had lunch in market Bosworth. I used to live a few miles away as a child in the village of Fenny Drayton. Growing up I was aware of the battle of Bosworth as my school was not far away in Stoke Golding (local legends speak of burials at Stoke Golding and the injured being treated in Fenny Drayton.) Going back it seemed a small place. I recalled it as much larger when we would visit occsionally.
Has anyone had similar experiences? I wonder why that happens.