The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England By Marc Morris This book by Marc Morris came out within the past couple of months and so far is getting good reviews. Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Pegasus; 1 edition (June 4, 2013) ISBN-10: 1605984515 Book Description: An upstart French duke who Read more about The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England[…]

Tostig

Early Life: Tostig was the third son of Godwin (d. 1053), Earl of Wessex and Kent, and Gytha, daughter of Thorgils Sprakaleg. In 1051, he married Judith, the daughter of Count Baldwin IV of Flanders, half-sister of Baldwin V of Flanders, and aunt of Matilda of Flanders, who married William the Conqueror. The Domesday Book Read more about Tostig[…]

The Battle of Stamford Bridge Society

Each year, the Battle of Stamford Bridge Society holds a big two day re-enactment event surrounding the battle that occurred on September 25th, 1066. This years event will be held on September 22nd/23rd. It attracts around 300-400 Saxon and Viking warriors. These folks set up living history tents and then re-enact various aspects of the battle. The tents Read more about The Battle of Stamford Bridge Society[…]

English Logistics and military administration

English Logistics and military administration, 871-1066: The Impact of the Viking Wars By Richard Abels *Note: article may take a few seconds to load King Harold Godwineson is remembered as one of the great `losers’ in history, the man who provided William the Bastard with the opportunity to earn a more flattering sobriquet. Harold’s defeat at Hastings has Read more about English Logistics and military administration[…]