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Oct 14, 2011

Today is the 945th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We look at the year 1066, the death of King Edward the Confessor and the dispute over the throne of England. Harold Godwinson was crowned the new king of England. However, Harold Hardrada, Viking King of Norway and William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy both made claims for the throne. We will look at the pivotal battles fought during 1066 and how the kingdom of England was changed forever. Topics Discussed: Harold Godwinson William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy Harold Hardrada, King of Norway Battle of Stamford Bridge Battle of Hastings Aftermath of Hastings History Teachers: Please check out the History Teachers YouTube channel. They have a lot of great videos and were kind enough to let me use some audio for this podcast. You can also find them on Twitter at Books: 1066: The Year Of Conquest by David Howarth 1066: Year Of Three Battles by Frank McLynn 1066 In An Hour by Kaye Jones Movies: 1066: The Battle for Middle Earth If you enjoy the Medieval Archives Podcast please consider giving us a favorable rating in the iTunes store. You can listen to the episode below. Or download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.