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Battle Abbey an abbey founded by William the Conqueror near the site of the Battle of Hastings, in fulfilment of his vow before the battle that he would build an abbey if he achieved victory. The church was consecrated in 1094.

Battle Hymn of the Republic the title of Julia Ward Howe's poem, which became one of the most popular songs of the Union forces during the American Civil War, is said to have been suggested to her by the editor of the Atlantic Monthly, J. T. Fields, when both were visiting the Union troops in 1861. The ‘Battle Hymn’ was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in February, 1862.

See also Battle of Britain, Battle of the Bulge.

Subjects: British History.

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