A drama production commemorating the daughter of England's last Anglo-Saxon ruler will show on King Harold Day.

On October 13 a special ceremony will be led in memory of the head of state, who was defeated by William the Conqueror in 1066 and may have been buried in Waltham Abbey some years after.

As well as stalls, exhibitions and craft work, a specially written play titled 'The Falcon's Flight' will run at 11am and 2pm in front of Waltham Abbey Church.

The drama is produced by Loughton based company Lifeworks, Creative Expressions and the King Harold Day Society and focuses on Harold's daughter Princess Gyffa, who fled England following the death of her father.

There will also be a music recital in the Abbey Church from 12.30pm.

Clive Simpson, who helps run the day, said: "What a lot of people don't know is that the current royal family have links to Waltham Abbey.

"Gytha had a son whose name was also Harold who married into the Swedish royal family.

"Both Elizabeth and Phillip are descended from the family.

"Their ancestors from Waltham Abbey."