1066 - we won one & we lost one (Stamford Bridge & Hastings)

Title

1066 - we won one & we lost one (Stamford Bridge & Hastings)

Subject

History

Description

1066 (October 14th) is etched on every English persons' mind as the date in which the English under King Harold Godwinson lost the battle of Hastings to William Duke of Normandy who went on to conquer England.
What is less well known is just 19 days before Hastings on 25th September 1066, 273 miles North, King Harold led the English Saxon army to an overwhelming victory against the invading Vikings at the battle of Stamford Bridge, 8 miles north of York.
The attachment, written by Rear Admiral (retired) Guy Liardet, Cahirman of the Friends of Corhampton Saxon Church, brings to life and links the stories of these two great battles.
This storyline was used by the Friends as a script for a story-telling learning activity at the Saxon school learning day and Festivals in the Meon Valley in 2010. (see separate Woruldhord submissions on these events)
To learn more about the battles of Stamford Bridge & Hastings go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stamford_Bridge and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hastings
1066 (October 14th) is etched on every English persons' mind as the date in which the English under King Harold Godwinson lost the battle of Hastings to William Duke of Normandy who went on to conquer England.
What is less well known is just 19 days before Hastings on 25th September 1066, and 273 miles North, King Harold led an English Saxon army to an overwhelming victory against the invading Vikings at the battle of Stamford Bridge, just 8 miles south of York.
The attachment, written by Rear Admiral (retired) Guy Liardet, Chairman of the Friends of Corhampton Saxon Church, brings to life and links the stories of these two great battles.
This storyline was used by the Friends as a script for a story-telling learning activity at the Saxon school learning day and Festivals in the Meon Valley in 2010. (see separate Woruldhord submissions on these events).
To learn more about the battles of Stamford Bridge & Hastings go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stamford_Bridge and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hastings
Additional information about Corhampton Saxon Church can be found in a separate submission and at www.bridgechurches.org.uk. You can also sign-up at this website to become a 'Friend' to ensure the future of this Saxon icon and to support & participate in future festivals, education and exploratory activities

Creator

Rear Admiral (Retired) Guy Liardet, Chairman of the Friends of Corhampton Saxon Church

Date

1066

Language

English

Date Created

2010-04-28

Audience

Other

Files

1066 - The Battles of Stamford Bridge & Hastings - Storyline

Citation

Rear Admiral (Retired) Guy Liardet, Chairman of the Friends of Corhampton Saxon Church, “1066 - we won one & we lost one (Stamford Bridge & Hastings),” Woruldhord, accessed July 18, 2018, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/545.

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