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 lost, William won, and the Norman dynasty had its beginning.

For 2011’s anniversary, we drew together some resources from around the internet to help the non-specialists amongst us to find out more.
Web Resources for 1066 has links to full-length television shows, author interviews, a terrific 1066 game (featuring all three major battles), primary source material, and details of the spectacular re-enactment event held over 2 days at Battle Abbey by English Heritage.

Specialist articles

2011 also saw some fantastic books about 1066, and we asked nine writers to take some time out to introduce some of the lesser-known protagonists in that watershed year:

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