Hardrada’s Rhetoric Fails to Inspire – Norway’s Vicious Vikings Annihilated

Issue 28

The Aftermath

The battle at Fulford is all but forgotten in the victory celebrations with the Norse finished as a fighting force and unlikely ever to be a threat again.

The battle at Stamford Bridge marked the end of the Northern invasion and for the moment King Harold and his troops can stay at York, resting and recovering from their victory.

Some commentators rue the loss of so many experienced men from the Northern Army. Their death may prove a problem for the King in the future. It has been a great victory but at a high cost to the King’s elite fighting men, the Huscarls.

This issue of The Saxon Times is included in the 1066 Saxon Times Resource Book:   www.1066thesaxontimes.com

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