Tagged: Knights

The story of the Norman Conquest – April 1066

Saxon farmer and monastic chronicler
Posted:
1 May 2016
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English Heritage
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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
Posted:
31 March 2016
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English Heritage
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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
Posted:
1 March 2016
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English Heritage
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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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The story of the Norman Conquest – January 1066

King Harold and Duke William of Normandy illustrations
Posted:
1 February 2016
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English Heritage
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Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 - in just 140 characters. Throughout 2016, we'll be posting from eight different Twitter channels, each representing different areas of medieval society. Pick a side and then follow the events of this momentous year in England's history. Team Saxon King Ha...

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The Making of a Knight

Our Knight on show at Wellington Arch
Posted:
29 June 2015
Posted By:
Phil Harper
Categories:
Historical How Tos

English Heritage’s Grand Medieval Jousts are some of our most popular events through the summer – and with good reason! Fully armoured knights clash in the ultimate test of skill and strength, competing for victory in a classic battle of chivalry. All this takes place in grand historic surroundi...

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