THROUGHOUT the summer the French press has been full of talk of an invasion by the Brits, snapping up properties left, right and centre.
But let's face it the original invasion was way back in 1066, and there were more than a few rustic farmhouses swept up by those invading Normans.
Next month the most famous year in England's history will be brought to life when Saxon King Harold and William, Duke of Normandy, cross swords.
To mark the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 2,000 re-enactors will clash on the original battlefield giving visitors the chance to experience the thunder of hooves and the roar of the battle cry.
The re-enactments take place on the weekend of October 14 and visitors can immerse themselves in the atmosphere of Norman and Saxon life by wandering through a superb living history encampment showing what everyday life was like for both soldiers and ordinary people during the time.
A bustling marketplace, period music, archery and falconry displays and themed activities for children will add to the atmosphere in the build up to the main battle at 3pm each afternoon.
The weekend's festivities will take place at Battle Abbey, East Sussex, with family tickets priced £31.30.
For more details visit the Battle of Hastings website.