TOSTIG’S TROUBLES

Tostigs Travels v2

TOSTIG’S TROUBLES

Chief Reporter: Ethelred of Shaftsbury

Such stories Tostig must weave to get Baldwin Vth of Flanders and Duke William to agree to his ‘invasion’ plans. They both must be soft in the head or perhaps the simple truth is that it is the best way to get rid of the little toad. ‘Give him his ships, some men and let him do battle with King Harold. With any luck it will be the last that we see of him’.

We can now report that on May 1st, Tostig set sail for the Isle of Wight with sixty ships primarily to commandeer men, money and supplies from this unguarded outpost of Wessex.

News from Kent filtered back to this paper that Tostig had occupied the Kent port of Sandwich where he got more men and ships but he was forced to retreat when the King sent forces against him – another battle lost. Sailing round to the Isle of Thanet he joins up with that other exile from his Northumbrian days, Copsig

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Tostig and Copsig’s Further Adventures

When these two get together anything can happen.

Already expelled from Northumbria in 1065 for excessive cruelty, they and their band of trained hooligans are now trying to make their mark on Euro 1066.

The authorities are aware of their travel plans and plan to nip any trouble in the bud.

 

Saxon Times May 1066

May’s edition of The Saxon Times republished

 

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