Fornham All Saints
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The village sign depicts a helmet and crossed swords commemorating two battles that took place here. In c902 King Edward fought off a cousin to retain the English crown. In 1173 Henry II defeated the Earl of Leicester and a Flemish army at the Battle of Fornham. Today the historic village is more peaceful. It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Fernham omnium Sanctorum".
There's evidence of a small prehistoric or Roman settlement near Pigeon Lane, with as many as four hut circles.
The journalist and author Harold Begbie was born in Fornham, St. Martin, in 1871.
The Three Kings pub is on the western outskirts of the village, at the junction of the A1101 and B1106.
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