Fully Revised and Updated for 2019

Experience the Norman Conquest and all the events of 1066 through the pages of a contemporary English Newspaper ‘The Saxon Times’ as ‘written’ by The Saxon Times reporters.

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When King Edward the Confessor died in January 1066 nobody could have foreseen the year of bloodshed that would take place.

Under the leadership of Harold Godwinson, Dux Angolurum, England was at peace but Edward’s death and King Harold’s coronation set the country into a tumultuous spiral of battles and invasions, treachery and duplicity that ultimately the cost King Harold the throne of England.

For more information on The Saxon Times visit: www.1066thesaxontimes.com/home

Second Edition

Format          Spiral Bound Paperback
Dimensions  A4 – 210x 297mm
Extent            120pp
Publisher      History Walks

Previously Published in 2016 by Bretwalda Books

WILLIAM WANTS A HOLY WAR

20th February 1066

Papal Blessing

Duke William wants a Papal Blessing for his invasion. It is almost as if he knows that they are in the wrong with no claim to our throne.

The Archdeacon of Lisieux will travel to Rome and lodge a formal objection to Harold’s “usurpation” of the English throne. As a further show of his double dealing, he also promises that he will allow Normandy to be made a fiefdom of the Holy See, “sweetening the pot” to gain Pope Alexander II’s approval of the invasion.

WILLIAM WANTS A HOLY WAR

The Pope’s blessing will give him a chance of solving the problem of raising an army, he can promise land and booty to men who took part, but in a holy war the church could promise something more, redemption and salvation.

Dear Brother Ealdred

Eadhun is about ten years old and has begun to cough. It is worse at night when he keeps us all awake and our neighbours too. They’ve threatened to put him in the woods to sleep. We are at our wits end and the other six children are crabby too from lack of sleep. What can we do?

Beowulf

For the full report behind these headlines and Brother Ealdred’s remedy, 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 visit: www.1066thesaxontimes.com/home

Fully revised and updated for 2019

1066 The Saxon Times

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When King Edward the Confessor died in January 1066 nobody could have foreseen the year of bloodshed that would take place.

Under the leadership of Harold Godwinson, Dux Angolurum, England was at peace but Edward’s death and King Harold’s coronation set the country into a tumultuous spiral of battles and invasions, treachery and duplicity that ultimately the cost King Harold the throne of England.

Experience the Norman Conquest and all the events of 1066 through the pages of a contemporary English Newspaper ‘The Saxon Times’ as seen through the eyes of The Saxon Times reporters.

For more information on The Saxon Times visit: www.1066thesaxontimes.com/home

The Saxon Times Exhibition, Hastings

The Saxon Times will be on display from 16th June to 26th July 2016 at:

Hastings History House

21 Courthouse Street, Hastings. TN34 3AU

Telephone: 01424 424 744

Thursdays to Sundays 11-4

www.ohps.org.uk

The exhibition will cover period from the Consecration of the new West Minster Abbey, 28th December 1065 to the end of July 1066 and includes the coronation of Harold Godwinson,  Hailey’s Comet, the treacherous Tostig, the preparations for war and much much more with eye witness reports of all the major events.

The final months of that tumultuous year, that includes the Battle of Hastings and the coronation of Duke William, will be on display from 4th September 2016.

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The complete paperback edition of The Saxon Times is set for publication by Bretwalda Books during August 2016 and will be available nationally in all good bookshops and through the internet.

A full mail order facility for the purchase of individual and/or sets of issues will be available shortly at:

www.1066haroldsway.co.uk