The Battle of Hastings: 950 years on, here’s what you need to know

The Battle of Hastings: 950 years on, here’s what you need to know
 

1066 and all that – you’ve probably heard the phrase but how much do you remember about it?
It means that on October 14, 2016, we’ve reached the 950th anniversary of one of the most important dates in our history, the Battle of Hastings.
If all those Year 7 history lessons are murky by now, the basic lowdown is that it was when raiders from northern French invaded Britain and won. Their descendants stayed and settled in Britain and might even be your ancestors.
Wasn’t that when someone got an arrow in the eye? According to legend, the English king Harold Godwinson (the last of our... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Hot News, Views: 33
Source: Metro
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