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The story of the Norman Conquest – February 1066

1 March 2016
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Matilda of Flanders and Edith of Wessex

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 warned of a rebellion brewing in his family…

You can follow the events of 1066 as they unfold throughout the year, through the eyes of characters from different areas of medieval society.

Are you Team Norman or Team Saxon? Pick a side and or find out more about the people of 1066 here. And now, here’s what happened in February 1066…

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