The Saxon Times – Review of 1066
THERE’S MORE TO 1066 THAN THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS
For the full report behind these headlines and the reports, read 1066 The Saxon Times and experience the Norman Conquest through the eyes of the Saxon Times reporters.
For more information on The Saxon Times and to LOOK INSIDE visit: www.1066thesaxontimes.com
History Walks Talks and Books
More than just footsteps on a path.
Old talks and new talks, my History Talk’s List has been updated for 2020 and you can Look Inside at www.pubhtml5.com/uslz/vmdb
The Talk List has brief details of each talk but there is more detailed information on the History Talks website at www.1066haroldsway.co.uk/talks
Of course, you can contact me by e-mail or telephone for even more information.
All the new talks are also being added to my listings on Speaker Net, Public Speakers Corner and the Medway Speaker’s List.
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1066 William’s March on London
14th October 1066 seems such a terminal date in English history but life continued.
‘1066 William’s March on London’ is an engaging account of what happened next as Duke William sought to consolidate his invasion of Anglo-Saxon England.
This is the story of Duke William’s strategy that culminates in his coronation at Westminster Abbey on 25th December 1066 and ends on New Year’s Eve.
Portrayed by his chroniclers as ‘a generous and accommodating man’ the reality is a little different as his plan unfolds and he cuts a wave of destruction across southern England with little opposition.
This talk delves a little deeper into the background and intrigue that surrounded the important events of that October, November and December starting with the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings.
The talk is based on all the evidence available for William’s march to London and brings it together in a logical, understandable and entertaining format.
From History Walks, Talks and Books – More than just footsteps on a Path.
For more information visit: www.1066haroldsway.co.uk
Royal Correspondent Eadgard of West Minster
Reading a prepared statement from the steps of West Minster Palace, King Harold II has this to say to the Nobility of England.
“There is now no doubt as to Duke William’s intentions against our Island State. England is set to face its darkest hour since the Viking Invasions and we must be prepared.
We know that we have right on our side and our belief in God’s will, will not waver.
This will be a fight to preserve the very democracy that we hold dear and every Englishman should be ready to fight.
I now call you all to arms. The battle may be tomorrow, next month or the month after that and it will be fierce but be assured, we will all stand side by side in the defence of the realm.
It is God’s Will”