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date: 28 Sep
William, Duke of Normandy, Lands at Pevensey     -  28thSeptember 1066  -     In history certain ‘inevitabilities’ are fashioned from events that happened some time ago due to the vagaries of hindsight and knowledge. William’s conquering of England...
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  • 11th Century
  • Anglo Saxon
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
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date: 06 Jan
The Crowning of the Last Anglo-Saxon King of England Harold II (Godwinson)     -  January 6th 1066  -     The military invasion of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, and the subsequent war of succession of the same year, was triggered by the...
tags:
  • 11th Century
  • Anglo Saxon
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 28 Jul
The Discovery of the Sutton Hoo Helmet  - 28th July 1939 -    "I think it’s fair to say that the Sutton Hoo helmet is the face of the Anglo-Saxons, perhaps even all of the early middle ages in Europe. It is shown on numerous book covers, got its own...
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  • 20th Century
  • Anglo Saxon
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