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The Unknown Soldiers of 1066

History – like memory – tends to fixate on the principal players, victors and casualties, and glosses over circumstantial details and many events of interest ...Read Article

The Nazis and the Bayeux Tapestry

October 14th 2011 marks the 945th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. At least one reason why this date stays in our minds is ...Read Article

Stewart Binns on Edgar the Atheling

The Great Survivor Edgar the Atheling and 1066 It is difficult to decide whether Edgar the Atheling was fortunate or unfortunate to be only ...Read Article

Elizabeth Chadwick on Edward of Salisbury

EDWARD OF SALISBURY: A look at an unknown player who survived 1066 EDWARD OF SALISBURY: WHO? That is what I would like to know ...Read Article

James Aitcheson on William fitz Osbern

James Aitcheson is the author of Sworn Sword, first in a new series of novels about the aftermath of 1066. “Better than the very ...Read Article

1066 in historical fiction

Supposedly the last date when the English were conquered, 1066 has long been an iconic, favoured subject for historical fiction. It is a bloody, ...Read Article

Some Web Resources for 1066

Game Excellent 1066 game – play with the family and introduce them to Fulford, Stamford Bridge and Hastings (Senlac). Warning: contains some taunts with some (...Read Article

Defining the Genre: What are the rules for historical fiction? by Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson Eastern Illinois University [This speech formed part of a panel discussion on historical fiction at the Associated Writing Programs annual conference ...Read Article

In the Shadow of 1066: blogs for the 2011 anniversary

1066 is the most iconic date in English history, but few of us know much about the characters involved beyond the bare facts: Harold ...Read Article

Guide to children’s and YA historical novels for 2020

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard. The publisher recommended age ...Read Article

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