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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 1:11 p.m. PST

"Nearly everyone with a passing awareness of the History of the English Speaking Peoples knows of the fateful year 1066, when William, Duke of Normandy (also known as "The Conqueror", "The Bastard", and "The Son-of-a-Bitch"--I just made up this last one), invaded England and seized the country from the lawfully elected King Harold II and the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Hastings. But what not everybody may know (put your hand down, Nigel, we know you do) is about an equally fateful battle fought less than three weeks before, some 250 miles north of Hastings, in which the same King Harold saved his crown and country from a Viking after the same thing.

As with my previous post on the Battle of the Granicus, much of the history of this nearly thousand-year-old, lesser battle is in dispute. A lot of it is legend or distilled from contemporary propaganda, generated by people who weren't there but only heard. Or who had their own political axes to grind (I'm looking at you, Normans). But as with that article, I intend to apply my own obscure suppositions to how this 11th century battle might have played out. And, as usual, you'll decipher my own ax grinding…"
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2020 8:33 p.m. PST


AND, then of course, there is the Battle of Stamford Bridge during the Wars of the Roses.

Seems to be a popular locale for a skirmish, eh?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2020 9:41 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!.


Warspite115 Oct 2020 2:14 a.m. PST

If we are on the first Battle of Stamford Bridge, do not forget its prequel, the Battle of Fulford.



EricThe Shed15 Oct 2020 4:49 a.m. PST

and both battles have been fought in the shed



Stamford Bridge


Both great battles !!

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