Tagged: 1066

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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The story of the Norman Conquest – June 1066

Matilda of Flanders and Edith of Wessex
Posted:
15 July 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters. June 1066 was the start of a summer of frustration for the Normans and apprehension for the people of England, who must have been wondering if and when the invasion would come. Loyalty of people at the heart of the drama was unde...

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Why do we have surnames?

RE-enactor from the Saxon camp at the Battle of Hastings
Posted:
8 July 2016
Posted By:
Rowena Willard-Wright
Categories:
History Uncovered

One of the most obvious changes to English culture after 1066 occurs in the names people called themselves. Most Saxon and early Celtic personal names disappeared quite quickly after the Norman Conquest. French names like William, Robert and Henry become popular among the general population - and fo...

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The story of the Norman Conquest – May 1066

King Harold and Duke William of Normandy illustrations
Posted:
27 June 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 - in just 140 characters. Tostig's treachery came to a head in May 1066 and began to cause real problems for King Harold and Queen Edith. For Duke William in Normandy, who was having some serious logistical difficulties, this unrest wasn't the only good n...

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The story of the Norman Conquest – April 1066

Saxon farmer and monastic chronicler
Posted:
1 May 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters. Halley's Comet passed overhead in April 1066 - was it an omen? And does it spell good news or disaster? Meanwhile, closer to earth Duke William was searching for ships to launch his invasion - and finding that invading a countr...

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