Tagged: 1066

March into 1066: Week One

1066 re-enactors travelling on horseback
Posted:
30 September 2016
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English Heritage
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Last Sunday, a group of intrepid 1066 re-enactors left Clifford’s Tower in York to embark on an epic 300 mile journey inspired by the one taken by King Harold to the Battle of Hastings, 950 years ago. Over the last week, they have steadfastly marched south out of Yorkshire and across Lincoln...

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The story of the Norman Conquest – August 1066

Saxon farmer and monastic chronicler
Posted:
1 September 2016
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English Heritage
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Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters. By August 1066, Harold must have been wondering whether he’d got off lightly. After all, the Normans had not arrived all summer.William and his army were still waiting for good weather to cross the channel, and the window to ...

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The story of the Norman Conquest – July 1066

Saxon Frydsman and Norman Knight
Posted:
12 August 2016
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English Heritage
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Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters. As July 1066 wore on, the Normans were increasingly frustrated at not being able to sail and discussions (on both sides) turn to the character of King Harold. Meanwhile, the wily Tostig was reported to be the guest of King Malcolm...

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Women in 1066: the power behind the throne

Posted:
22 July 2016
Posted By:
Rowena Willard-Wright
Categories:
History Uncovered

Whether in fact or fiction, a competition for the crown is usually dominated by men. It is they who seek to be king, who lead and fight in armies and who hold the majority of political power. But, there are times when women come to the fore. Although few women have been crowned, history is filled wi...

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