1066 Battle of Hastings William the Conqueror) v Harold II
(King of Anglo Saxons)
King Harold II
was mortally wounded on the battlefield and his body had to be formally identified by his mistress, Edith Swanneck.
It was created to remember the day when King Harold II
was defeated by William the Conqueror, leading to the conquest of England by the Normans.
| WHEN was King Harold II
of England reputedly wounded in the eye by an arrow?
15 Who led the English army into the Battle of Hastings in 1066: Harold II
or William II?
Much of the north of England rebelled against William's rule after he invaded England in 1066, defeating King Harold II
and his army at the Battle of Hastings and declaring himself king.
Whether we are referring to Alfred burning cakes, the arrow in Harold II
's eye, the red-hot poker in Edward II's rectum, or the murder of the princes in the Tower, there is a sense in which these stories have a cultural value over and above their historical importance: they are the stories from medieval history we all know, and to disprove any of them is to weaken the universality of our heritage.
| September 25 THE Battle of Stamford Bridge was fought just outside York today, in 1066, and King Harold II
defeated the Vikings, led by King Hardrada.
was King Harold II
of England reputedly wounded |in the eye by an arrow?
A group of historians has been refused permission to exhume a body from a tomb in the Holy Trinity Church in Bosham, West Sussex, believed to be the final resting place of Harold II
. The team wanted to compare DNA from the headless, legless body in the coffin with that taken from descendants of the last Anglo-Saxon king.
(Reigned Jan 6 - Oct 14, 1066) William the Conqueror ordered Harold's body to be buried in secret after the Battle of Hastings to stop it becoming a shrine.
Richard III is the only English king to have died in battle since Harold II
lost the Battle of Hastings.