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Matilda of Flanders

In making his preparations to invade England, Duke William of Normandy had the full support of his ambitious wife, Matilda of Flanders, who ...Read Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide