The Valiant Battle of Southwark
It was a valiant effort that much cheered the volunteers atop the city walls.
Duke William may have hoped to seize the city by surprise, or it may have just been a diversionary tactic but in the aftermath of the so called “Battle of Southwark” the heinous Normans, true to form, sacked and burnt Southwark.
By the morning, the fires had died and the Normans had gone.
This excerpt is taken from the pages of The Saxon Times, Newspaper of the Year, 1066 and is included in The Saxon Times Resource book of downloadable resources.