Category Archives: Sussex

The Rapes Of Sussex

Sussex has a set of unique internal territorial divisions named “Rapes”. The origin of the Rapes is unknown however it is strongly believed that four of them predate the Norman Conquest and are possibly Saxon in origin, with the Rape … Continue reading

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Sussex Day

Sussex Day is the the 16th June –  the feast day of local saint, Richard.

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Sussex Flag

Sussex is one of the counties which appears to suffer most from an identity crisis. Originating as an Anglo-Saxon kingdom the county was first recorded by name in 722. Always a single entity, the county has, however, been divided administratively … Continue reading

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