Battle of Hastings

Today marks the 943rd Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings where William Duke of Normandy invaded and defeated the army of Harold Godwinsson, the last Saxon King of England. William’s conquest of 1066 marked the last time that the British Isles were successfully invaded by a foreign power.

Now you can recreate the events of 1066 yourself with this game from the BBC! You can either follow in the Conqueror’s footsteps or attempt to change history by playing as Harold:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/normans/launch_gms_battle_hastings.shtml

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One comment on “Battle of Hastings
  1. Emma says:

    And don’t forget the wonderful animated Bayeux Tapestry!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDaB-NNyM8o (there’s a link from that video to the “new Version” – though I’ve not seen that yet, so not sure what happens.

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