Battle of Hastings
With special thanks to:
Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Professor David Bates, Emeritus Professor in Medieval History at the University of East Anglia
Reading Museum & Town Hall
BATTLE OF HASTINGS TOPIC AREAS
After the Battle of Hastings life changed for many Anglo-Saxons - people’s homes and towns were destroyed, Normans migrated over to newly conquered England and land was taken away from the Saxons. Many of the population did accept that William as the new king, but there were many unhappy areas… more
The Battle of Hastings is one of the most famous medieval battles in English history, one that is still definitely commemorated and remembered today. Remains of Norman castles can still be seen all over the country and even the English language has taken influence from the Norman invasion… more
The story of the Battle of Hastings and its aftermath is one that is full of myths and legends and so it can be difficult to know what the truth is. The few depictions of the battle are often very one sided and when compared, differ in what they say. One of the main sources we have about the battle is the Bayeux Tapestry which is nowadays seen as not one-sided at all.… more
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