The Hastings area is famous for the battles that were fought there and most visitors tread the well-worn tourist paths, probably not realising the wealth of history they are missing. The Hastings Hundreds were established after the conquest and consisted of a collection of villages. Each Hundred was allocated to a knight loyal to the king and contained 100 families. There are thirteen in all, splitting this book into thirteen chapters. Each chapter covers a local area that can be explored on its own or with its neighbours. The book tells the story of each of the areas, giving details of what there is to see and do. It will hold great appeal for all interested in the history of Hastings.