King Harold the Great? How history might have changed if the English had won at the Battle of Hastings
We may not know exactly how England's King Harold died at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, but die he certainly did, in spite of later rumours that he fled and became a hermit.
But what if it had been Duke William's lifeless body stretched out on English soil, not Harold's?
In an article for The Conversation, Charles West, Reader in Medieval History and Alyxandra Mattison, Doctoral Researcher in Medieval Archaeology, both from the University of Sheffield, explain why history would have been very different.
KING HAROLD II Born: c.1020
Parents: Godwin, Earl of Wessex, and Gytha of Denmark... read more
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