MAP#19 – 1066 and The Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry Death of King Harold II

Today is the 945th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We look at the year 1066, the death of King Edward the Confessor and the dispute over the throne of England. Harold Godwinson was crowned the new king of England. However, Harold Hardrada, Viking King of Norway and William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy both made claims for the throne. We will look at the pivotal battles fought during 1066 and how the kingdom of England was changed forever.

Topics Discussed:

  • Harold Godwinson
  • William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy
  • Harold Hardrada, King of Norway
  • Battle of Stamford Bridge
  • Battle of Hastings
  • Aftermath of Hastings

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