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King Edgar The Ætheling – The last and uncrowned Anglo-Saxon King of England

We all know about the momentous events of 1066 where poor King Harold and his men achieved the impossible in marching up from London and defeating a massive Viking invasion led by Harald Hardraada at the Battle of Stamford bridge … Continue reading

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The Battle of Hastings and 1066

Today is the 950th anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles in history.  Perhaps only the Battle of Manzikert in 1071AD which saw the collapse of the Byzantine Empire and the gradual Turkification of Anatolia can rival it for … Continue reading

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