Normans

The Saxon Herald 1066: January 5th

The Saxon Herald 1066: January 5th

The King is Dead! Our beloved King, Edward the Confessor, has died aged 63 at the Palace of Westminster. His wife, Edith, is very upset. “He was a good husband and King,” she told a journalist. The late King will be remembered for building Westminster...

The Normans – Bibliography

1066 – Norman Conquest School Site Battle of Hastings – Glen Crack Battle of Stamford Bridge – Britain Express Edward the Confessor – British Library Net Edward the Confessor – School’s History Harald...

The Normans – King Stephen Timeline

Date Summary Detailed Information 1096/97 Birth A son, Stephen, was born to Stephen, Count Palatine of Blois, Brie, Chartres and Meaux and his wife Adela, daughter of William I and Matilda of Flanders at Blois, France. 1125 Marriage Stephen, count of Blois, married...

The Normans – Henry I Timeline

Date Summary Details Sept 1068 Birth A fourth son, Henry, was born to William I and Matilda of Flanders at Selby, Yorkshire. 9 Sept 1087 Death of William the Conqueror William died in France from wounds received at the siege of Mantes. He left Normandy to his eldest...

The Normans – William II (Rufus) Timeline

Date Summary Detailed Information 1057 Birth A third son, William, was born, in Normandy, to William, Duke of Normandy and his wife Matilda of Flanders. 9 Sept 1087 Death of William the Conqueror William died in France from wounds received at the siege of Mantes. He...
The Normans – Bayeux Tapestry

The Normans – Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is a piece of embroidery measuring approximately 231 feet by 20 inches. Worked in coloured wool on bleached linen, it tells of William of Normandy’s rightful claim to the English throne and his subsequent invasion and conquest of England in...

The Normans – William the Conqueror Timeline

Date Summary Detailed Information Oct 1066 William took treasury Following the defeat of Harold at the Battle of Hastings, William made it his first priority to gain control of the English treasury. He then marched to London to crush English resistance which was...
The Saxon Herald 1066

The Saxon Herald 1066

Written and produced by Greg Wheeler & Heather Wheeler 1997 G Wheeler, H Wheeler   Please note: Newspapers would not have been produced or read in the year 1066. News would have been passed on by word of mouth. Click here to see the first...
The Normans – Harald Hardrada & Stamford Bridge

The Normans – Harald Hardrada & Stamford Bridge

Harald Hardrada, King of Norway, like William of Normandy, believed that the English throne should be his, not Harold Godwineson’s. Background to Hardrada’s claim: Edward the Confessor, who had died childless in January 1066, had seized the English throne...
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