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The story of the Norman Conquest – June 1066

Matilda of Flanders and Edith of Wessex
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15 July 2016
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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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The story of the Norman Conquest – May 1066

King Harold and Duke William of Normandy illustrations
Posted:
27 June 2016
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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
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1 May 2016
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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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The story of the Norman Conquest – March 1066

Saxon Frydsman and Norman Knight
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31 March 2016
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Join us as we explore the people of 1066 - in just 140 characters. In March 1066, the trouble which had started brewing for King Harold from his brother-in-law Tostig continued to make the English uneasy as many other ambitious, powerful men were eyeing the English throne. In Normandy, Duke ...

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The story of the Norman Conquest – February 1066

Matilda of Flanders and Edith of Wessex
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1 March 2016
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Join us as we explore the people of 1066 - in just 140 characters. After the death of Edward the Confessor at the start of January 1066, by February Harold has been proclaimed the new King of England. But all is not well. In Normandy, Duke William began to gather his allies and King Harold is warn...

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