Tag Archives: Normans

Death of Edward the Confessor

Why did the death of Edward the Confessor spark a succession crisis?

A succession crisis was sparked following the death of Edward the Confessor, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.

Coronation of Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England

On the 6th January 1066, Harold Godwinson was crowned king of England.

The Norman landing

28th September 1066: William of Normandy lands in England

The Norman Conquest – video extract from History File

From the BBC’s History File series on Medieval Realms.

A brief audio overview of the Battle of Hastings

On the 14th October 1066, the Battle of Hastings was fought between Duke William II of Normandy and the Anglo-Saxon king Harold Godwinson.

Chaos in Westminster as William of Normandy crowned king of England

On the 25th December 1066, William of Normandy was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.

History Through Art – The Bayeux Tapesty